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The blocking effect of pictorial prompts on sight-word reading


Didden, R and Prinsen, H and Sigafoos, J, The blocking effect of pictorial prompts on sight-word reading, Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 33, (3) pp. 317-320. ISSN 0021-8855 (2000) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1901/jaba.2000.33-317


This study replicates and extends previous work showing that pictorial prompts can interfere with the learning of sight words by students with moderate mental retardation. Effects of training with 6 students were assessed during five conditions using an alternating treatments design. In four conditions, words were presented either alone or with a corresponding picture. In a fifth condition, pictures were used to provide feedback. The results showed that acquisition was achieved fastest during the word-alone conditions with 5 students.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Other education
Research Field:Other education not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other education and training
Objective Field:Other education and training not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Sigafoos, J (Professor Jeffrey Sigafoos)
ID Code:36067
Year Published:2000
Web of Science® Times Cited:19
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2005-10-05
Last Modified:2011-10-12

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