TRAINED, GENERALIZED, AND COLLATERAL BEHAVIOR CHANGES OF PRESCHOOL CHILDREN RECEIVING GROSS‐MOTOR SKILLS TRAINING

Kimberly C. Kirby, Stephen W. Holborn

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Abstract

Three preschool children participated in a behavioral training program to improve their gross‐motor skills. Ten target behaviors were measured in the training setting to assess direct effects of the program. Generalization probes for two gross‐motor behaviors, one fine‐motor skill, and two social behaviors were conducted in other settings. Results indicated that the training program improved the gross‐motor skills trained and that improvements sometimes generalized to other settings. Contrary to suggestions in educational literature, the gross‐motor training program did not produce changes in fine‐motor skills or social behaviors. Implications for educators and for the development of the technology of generalization are outlined. 1986 Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)283-288
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of applied behavior analysis
Volume19
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Philosophy
  • Applied Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science

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