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Am J Ment Retard. 1990 Nov;95(3):283-96.

Teaching relational discrimination to individuals with mental retardation: some problems and possible solutions.

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E. K. Shriver Center, Inc., Behavior Analysis Department, Waltham, MA 02254.


The problem of teaching relational discriminations to people with mental retardation was examined. The limitations of several commonly used teaching procedures were discussed and alternative approaches that derive from studies of simple-discrimination learning were described. Results of two preliminary studies were summarized that demonstrate the feasibility of these approaches and suggest new methods for teaching relational discriminations to individuals with developmental limitations.

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