Sensory reinforcement table: an evaluation

Goodall,, Elizabeth and Corbett, John and Murphy, Glynis H. and Callias, Maria (1982) Sensory reinforcement table: an evaluation. Journal of the British Institute of Mental Handicap, 10 (2). pp. 52-55. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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A table, which provides sensory reinforcement on completion of form board tasks, was evaluated for use in teaching and occupying severely mentally handicapped children. Sensory stimulation was found to be more effective than edibles or social reinforcement in occupying two children working at skills already acquired. The addition of sensory reinforcement to social reinforcement was found to enhance learning new skills in three children. Sensory stimulation was no more effective than conventional reinforcers with five children whose performance at form board tasks was generally very low. It is suggested that the use of such equipment be investigated further with larger numbers of children.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > HV1568 Disability studies
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
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Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2012 14:28
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