Volume 29, Issue 3 (2000)
Programming for the Generalization of Communication to the Classroom Following Assessment and Training Outside of the Classroom
George H. Noell, Henry S. Roane, Amanda M. Vanderheyden, Ernest L. Whitmarsh, Susan L. Gatti
Abstract: This study demonstrated a method for integrating in-class and out-of-class procedures to assess and treat an adaptive behavior deficit. The assessment and intervention procedures were implemented to teach students to respond appropriately when they were asked their name. The students were three preschool boys whose language development was delayed. Assessment and teaching procedures were implemented outside the classroom in a multiple baseline design across students. Assessment and training were followed by generalization programming in the classroom. The generalization program consisted of contingent access to an item selected through a preference assessment. All students generalized correct responding to the classroom and maintained responding when the intervention was discontinued. The two students for whom follow-up data were obtained continued to say their names three weeks following intervention.
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