Date of Award
Master of Arts (M.A.)
John R. Lutzker
First Committee Member
Douglas W. Matheson
Second Committee Member
Timothy C. Blackburn
A differential reinforcement procedure was investigated as a means for transferring stimulus control from physical guidance to verbal instructions in the training of instruction-following behavior.· An eight year old, severely retarded female was trained to respond to nonsense verbal prompts which, through training, had become discriminative stimuli for (a) "clap your hands", (b) "raise your hand", and (c) "tap the table". The use of differential reinforcement of singular and paired verbal/ physical prompt components increased the response rates to levels above the 80% criterion level. Training of these responses was accomplished across behaviors in a multiple baseline format.
deLongpre', Jon. (1978). Using differential reinforcement to train instruction following behavior through the transfer of stimulus control from physical guidance to verbal instructions. University of the Pacific, Thesis. https://scholarlycommons.pacific.edu/uop_etds/1986
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