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ERIC Number: EJ885313
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0891-4222
A Review of Research on Procedures for Teaching Safety Skills to Persons with Developmental Disabilities
Dixon, Dennis R.; Bergstrom, Ryan; Smith, Marlena N.; Tarbox, Jonathan
Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v31 n5 p985-994 Sep-Oct 2010
Safety skills are an important but often neglected area of training for persons with developmental disabilities (DD). The present study reviewed the literature on teaching safety skills to persons with DD. Safety skills involve a variety of behaviors such as knowing how to cross the street or what to do in case of a house fire. A number of studies have been conducted on teaching these skills to individuals with DD. The studies reviewed have varying degrees of success and demonstrate varying degrees of generalization, but the general finding has been that prompting, reinforcement, and role-playing are effective teaching procedures across a variety of participants, skills, and settings.
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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