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The effects of choice and no choice of stimuli as reinforcement for task responding were investigated across preschoolers with and without disabilities. Five less preferred stimuli were identified for each participant using a stimulus preference assessment. No differences were found for choice and no-choice conditions when the less preferred stimuli were(More)
Peers with mild intellectual disabilities taught first aid skills to 4 students with moderate intellectual disabilities. A multiple probe design across participants was used to examine the effects of the peer teaching program during an acquisition and a partial sequential withdrawal phase. Generalization assessments were conducted in the participants' homes(More)
In one experiment and two case studies, we evaluated the impact of training peer tutors without disabilities to provide effective instructional procedures with a student with severe disabilities who exhibited aberrant behaviors in the classroom. Peer tutors received training on how to provide appropriate commands and specific praise statements, as well as(More)
This paper provides an analysis of the Reading Mastery program. This analysis includes three main sections. First, an overview of the need to teach reading is provided. Second, three focal areas (i.e., oral language, decoding, and comprehension) are discussed. How Reading Mastery aligns with these focal areas is examined. Finally, a comprehensive research(More)
A problem-solving strategy was used to teach three groups of 3 individuals in supported employment how to prevent work-related injuries. The problem-solving strategy was taught in two training phases. The first training phase involved the use of cue cards, and the second involved the withdrawal of the cue cards. Interviews and staged generalization(More)
The K-W-L strategy provides students with structure to guide them when reading textbooks or other resource materials, and enables them to take responsibility for their own learning. The process incorporates the teacher's guidance with student input allowing both to feel ownership in the learning process. K-W-L lends itself well to a health curriculum that(More)
Although the social validation methodology has been found useful in identifying work skills associated with job success, it is uncertain as to whether respondents who have had experience working with persons with mental retardation respond differentially to surveys than individuals without previous experience. In the present study, the responses of(More)
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