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The influence of matching and motor-imitation abilities on rapid acquisition of manual signs and exchange-based communicative responses.
|Title||The influence of matching and motor-imitation abilities on rapid acquisition of manual signs and exchange-based communicative responses.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2009|
|Authors||Gregory MK, DeLeon IG, Richman DM|
|Journal||Journal of applied behavior analysis|
|Date Published||2009 Summer|
Establishing a relation between existing skills and acquisition of communicative responses may be useful in guiding selection of alternative communication systems. Matching and motor-imitation skills were assessed for 6 children with developmental disabilities, followed by training to request the same set of preferred items using exchange-based communication and manual signs. Three participants displayed both skills and rapidly acquired both communicative response forms. Three others displayed neither skill; 1 mastered exchange-based responses but not manual signs, and neither of the other 2 easily acquired either response form.
|Alternate Journal||J Appl Behav Anal|