Training developmentally disabled adults in independent meal preparation. Acquisition, generalization and maintenance

Sanders, Matthew R. and Parr, Janette M. (1989) Training developmentally disabled adults in independent meal preparation. Acquisition, generalization and maintenance. Behavior Modification, 13 2: 168-191. doi:10.1177/01454455890132002


Author Sanders, Matthew R.
Parr, Janette M.
Title Training developmentally disabled adults in independent meal preparation. Acquisition, generalization and maintenance
Journal name Behavior Modification   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0145-4455
Publication date 1989-04
Year available 1989
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/01454455890132002
Volume 13
Issue 2
Start page 168
End page 191
Total pages 24
Editor Hersen, Michel
Bellack, Alan S
Place of publication Beverly Hills, California
Publisher Sage Publications
Language eng
Subject 380000 Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences
380100 Psychology
380107 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Abstract This study examined the generalization and maintenance effects of a structured meal preparation training program for mildly and moderately developmentally disabled adults living in a community home. Dependent measures comprised the percentage of self-initiated steps and disruptive behavior during each of two meal preparation settings. The first comprised the training setting and the second a generalization probe setting. A variety of measures of staff implementation of the treatment procedure were also employed, including correct use of prompts and reinforcement. Following baseline sessions, where staff used their existing preferred mode of teaching meal preparation skills, treatment was introduced within a multiple baseline design across subjects. Experimental treatment consisted of a pictorial cookbook and instructions, and feedback to trainers regarding the appropriate use of prompts and social reinforcement. Results showed that training was effective in increasing the number of steps clients were able to complete independently in both the training and generalization settings. Maintenance probes at post training and at 3-month follow-up revealed that skill levels had been maintained and that staff continued to implement training instructions with a high level of accuracy.
Keyword developmentally disabled
adults
independent meal preparation
Acquisition
generalization
generalisation
maintenance
disruptive behavior
disruptive behaviour
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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