The effectiveness of fading in programming a simultaneous form discrimination for retarded children.

@article{Sidman1967TheEO,
  title={The effectiveness of fading in programming a simultaneous form discrimination for retarded children.},
  author={Murray Sidman and L T Stoddard},
  journal={Journal of the experimental analysis of behavior},
  year={1967},
  volume={10 1},
  pages={3-15}
}
A non-verbal teaching program, combined with reinforcement and extinction (Program Group), was compared with reinforcement and extinction alone (Test Group) in teaching retarded children to discriminate circles from ellipses. In the Program Group, fading techniques were used to transfer stimulus control from "bright vs. dark" to "form vs. no-form" and then to "circle vs. ellipse". The Test Group had the task of learning the circle-ellipse discrimination with no prior teaching program. With the… CONTINUE READING