Equivalence class formation in language-able and language-disabled children.

@article{Devany1986EquivalenceCF,
  title={Equivalence class formation in language-able and language-disabled children.},
  author={Jeanne Marie Devany and Steven C Hayes and Rosemary O. Nelson},
  journal={Journal of the experimental analysis of behavior},
  year={1986},
  volume={46 3},
  pages={
          243-57
        }
}
Stimulus equivalence seems to have relevance to the study of semantics and of language more generally. If so, there may be a relation between language use and the demonstration of stimulus equivalence. This was examined in three groups of children ranging in chronological age and matched on a conventional measure of mental age: normally developing preschoolers, retarded children who used speech or signs spontaneously and appropriately, and retarded children who did not. All children were taught… CONTINUE READING

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