ERIC Number: EJ1085748
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Simple and Conditional Discrimination and Specific Reinforcement in Teaching Reading: An Intervention Package
Zaine, Isabela; Domeniconi, Camila; de Rose, Julio C.
Analysis of Verbal Behavior, v30 n2 p193-204 Oct 2014
This study evaluated an intervention package combining simple and conditional discrimination training and specific reinforcement for each stimulus class in teaching reading of simple words to individuals with intellectual disabilities. In conditional discrimination training, participants matched printed words and pictures to the recorded sounds made by the pictured objects and animals. Fourteen children and adolescents with intellectual disabilities were assigned to an experimental and a control group. The two groups' performance did not differ in the pretest. The experimental group demonstrated equivalence class formation and read the words that participated in the equivalence classes, whereas the control group did not.
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Intervention, Discrimination Learning, Intellectual Disability, Reinforcement, Stimuli, Children, Adolescents, Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Comparative Analysis, Pretesting, Reading Achievement
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