Title: Efficiency of two operant procedures in building fluency in dressing skills of profoundly handicapped children
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Title: Efficiency of two operant procedures in building fluency in dressing skills of profoundly handicapped children
Physical Description: vii, 155 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Saulson, Jon M. (Jon Michael) 1950- ( Dissertant )
Dykes, Mary K. ( Thesis advisor )
Algozzine, Robert F. ( Reviewer )
Forgnone, Charles J. ( Reviewer )
Schmid, Rex E. ( Reviewer )
Clark, Philip A.
Publisher: University of Florida
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: 1981
Copyright Date: 1981
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Subjects / Keywords: Operant conditioning   ( lcsh )
Special Education thesis Ph. D
Children with mental disabilities -- Education   ( lcsh )
Dissertations, Academic -- Special Education -- UF
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
non-fiction   ( marcgt )
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Abstract: There has been an increasing interest in the acquisition of selfcare skills by persons identified as profoundly retarded. The development and maintenance of self-care skills has been an important step in dispelling the notion that these individuals could not learn. In the previous decade, researchers have investigated the acquisition and performance of self-care skills by profoundly retarded individuals. It seems apparent that the next step to be initiated was to examine which procedure for teaching self-care skills was most efficient and effective for this population. In review of literature, investigators have suggested that backward and forward chaining procedures have been superior to total task procedures. Of the two most frequently discussed and most frequently successful training procedures, neither has been empirically proven superior to the other in the teaching of undressing/dressing skills. In this study, the efficiency and effectiveness of backward and forward chaining procedures were compared. There has been an increasing interest in the acquisition of self care skills by persons identified as profoundly retarded. The development and maintenance of self-care skills has been an important step in dispelling the notion that these individuals could not learn. In the previous decade, researchers have investigated the acquisition and performance of self-care skills by profoundly retarded individuals. It seems apparent that the next step to be initiated was to examine which procedure for teaching self-care skills was most efficient and effective for this population. In review of literature, investigators have suggested that backward and forward chaining procedures have been superior to total task procedures. Of the two most frequently discussed and most frequently successful training procedures, neither has been empirically proven superior to the other in the teaching of undressing/dressing skills. In this study, the efficiency and effectiveness of backward and forward chaining procedures were compared.
Thesis: Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Florida, 1981.
Bibliography: Bibliography: leaves 145-152.
Additional Physical Form: Also available on World Wide Web
General Note: Typescript.
General Note: Vita.
Statement of Responsibility: by Jon M. Saulson.
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Bibliographic ID: UF00097444
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: alephbibnum - 000296409
oclc - 08101210
notis - ABS2772

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