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Title:The use of self-instruction with multiple exemplars to teach generalized problem-solving to individuals with severe mental retardation
Author(s):Hughes, Carolyn
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Rusch, Frank R.
Department / Program:Education
Discipline:Education
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Education, Special
Abstract:The purpose of this investigation, was to determine if individuals with severe mental retardation could learn to use self-instruction in combination with multiple exemplars to produce a generalized problem-solving response. Specifically, four residents of a group home who had severe mental retardation were taught to use the problem-solving strategy to solve task-related problems. The combined strategy resulted in generalization to untrained problems, as well as response maintenance of the problem-solving strategy (i.e., responding to multiple exemplars and self-instructing). The use of the strategy is discussed in terms of promoting generalized responding, response maintenance, and independent performance among individuals with severe mental retardation.
Issue Date:1990
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/20154
Rights Information:Copyright 1990 Hughes, Carolyn
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-05-07
Identifier in Online Catalog:AAI9026213
OCLC Identifier:(UMI)AAI9026213


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