Teaching toy play to developmentally disabled adolescents : acquisition, difficulty, and generality of toy function

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dc.contributor.advisor Feldman, David en_US
dc.contributor.author Vieitez, Doreen E. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:34:11Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:34:11Z
dc.date.created 1986 en_US
dc.date.issued 1986
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 1986 .V54 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/183224
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of a behavioral training program on the simple toy play responses of three adolescents with severe and profound mental retardation. Also investigated were possible differences in the difficulty in initial acquisition and generality of the five toy functions chosen: direct push, build, pull, indirect electronic push, and wind. Two toys in each functional category were used. Using a multiple baseline across subjects design, each subject was scored on appropriate toy play during each session. Baseline sessions consisted simply of presenting the toy to the, subject and requesting him/her to play with it. During treatment sessions, the training sequence consisted of a verbal stimulus, a verbal instruction, modeling, shadowing, partial graduated guidance, and full graduated guidance. All subjects received positive reinforcement (i.e., verbal and physical praise with or without edibles) following every appropriate response. Because all subjects reached the prespecified mastery level of each of the 10 toys, it was concluded that the training sequence was an efficient technology in teaching toy play responses. In addition, the relative difficulty among and generality within functions was discussed.
dc.format.extent 2, viii, 105 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Children with mental disabilities -- Education (Secondary) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Play. en_US
dc.title Teaching toy play to developmentally disabled adolescents : acquisition, difficulty, and generality of toy function en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/474401 en_US


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