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General Case Training of Requesting: A Demonstration and Analysis
Lyle T. Romer, Timothy Cullinan and Beth Schoenberg
Education and Training in Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities
Vol. 29, No. 1 (March 1994), pp. 57-68
Published by: Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/23879186
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In this study we utilized interrupted behavior chain strategies to teach multiple exemplars of requesting objects to four individuals with moderate to severe disabilities. Participants were taught to request objects, by using the manual signs "want" or "please" + object label sign, within the context of familiar activities from which a needed object was missing. A non-concurrent multiple-baseline design was employed and all instruction occurred during natural activities within the participant's homes. Three participants lived in a large state-operated residential habilitation center while the fourth lived in her own apartment in a local community with support from a residential service agency. Results indicated that all participants acquired a generic requesting response (want or please) and 3 acquired an explicit requesting response (want or please + object label sign) to request objects for which they had not received training.
Education and Training in Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities © 1994 Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities