The Effects of Simultaneous Prompting on Teaching Expressive Identification of Objects: An instructive feedback study


International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, vol.50, no.2, pp.149-167, 2003 (Scopus) identifier


The present study examined whether the use of a simultaneous prompting procedure would result in an increase in the percentage of correct responses when expressively identifying first aid materials, A multiple probe design across behaviours and replicated across students was used. Three training sets with a total of nine first aid materials were presented to three students. Also, instructive feedback stimuli were presented during consequent events to increase the efficiency of instruction. The instructive feedback contained the junctions of the instructional materials. Maintenance effects were assessed 1, 2, and 4 weeks after training. The results showed that all students learned expressive identification of first aid materials and maintained them after training. Furthermore, all students acquired and maintained some of the instructive feedback stimuli presented to them during instruction.