Naming, the formation of stimulus classes, and applied behavior analysis.

@article{Stromer1996NamingTF,
  title={Naming, the formation of stimulus classes, and applied behavior analysis.},
  author={Robert Stromer and Harry MacKay and Bob Remington},
  journal={Journal of applied behavior analysis},
  year={1996},
  volume={29 3},
  pages={409-31}
}
The methods used in Sidman's original studies on equivalence classes provide a framework for analyzing functional verbal behavior. Sidman and others have shown how teaching receptive, name-referent matching may produce rudimentary oral reading and word comprehension skills. Eikeseth and Smith (1992) have extended these findings by showing that children with autism may acquire equivalence classes after learning to supply a common oral name to each stimulus in a potential class. A stimulus class… CONTINUE READING
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