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The inadequate use of action concepts by mentally retarded children has been reported in several recent studies, but little is yet known concerning the level of performance that might be expected to result from direct instruction designed to remedy this deficit. In the present study, it was found that three different instructional approaches yielded higher(More)
In equivalence-formation tasks, retarded children have been ovserved to use fewer action concepts than expected on the basis of their MA. When tasks were structured and praise for performance was introduced, mildly retarded children performed like nonretarded children in most respects, except for total number of responses. Moderately retarded children of(More)
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