Teaching Manual Signs to Adults With Mental Retardation Using Matching-to-Sample Procedures and Stimulus Equivalence

@article{Elias2008TeachingMS,
  title={Teaching Manual Signs to Adults With Mental Retardation Using Matching-to-Sample Procedures and Stimulus Equivalence},
  author={Nassim Chamel Elias and Celso Goyos and Muriel Drew Saunders and Richard A Saunders},
  journal={The Analysis of Verbal Behavior},
  year={2008},
  volume={24},
  pages={1-13}
}
The objective of this study was to teach manual signs through an automated matching-to-sample procedure and to test for the emergence of new conditional relations and imitative behaviors. Seven adults with mild to severe mental retardation participated. Four were also hearing impaired. Relations between manual signs (set A) and pictures (set B) were initially taught, followed by the training of corresponding printed words (set C) and pictures (set B). Further presentations of conditional… CONTINUE READING

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