Acquisition of Lipreading in a Deaf Multihandicapped Child Operant techniques were used to develop lipreading in a nine-year-old deaf boy who had failed to respond appropriately to previous speechreading training. Remediation was initiated with two experiments: the first entailed a reversal and the second a multiple baseline. A component analysis revealed that both tokens and social reinforcers presented ... Articles
Articles  |   May 01, 1976
Acquisition of Lipreading in a Deaf Multihandicapped Child
 
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Articles   |   May 01, 1976
Acquisition of Lipreading in a Deaf Multihandicapped Child
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, May 1976, Vol. 41, 226-232. doi:10.1044/jshd.4102.226
History: Received March 3, 1975 , Accepted August 9, 1975
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, May 1976, Vol. 41, 226-232. doi:10.1044/jshd.4102.226
History: Received March 3, 1975; Accepted August 9, 1975

Operant techniques were used to develop lipreading in a nine-year-old deaf boy who had failed to respond appropriately to previous speechreading training. Remediation was initiated with two experiments: the first entailed a reversal and the second a multiple baseline. A component analysis revealed that both tokens and social reinforcers presented simultaneously or separately were effective in shaping lipreading. In addition, the child learned to lip-read either voiced or nonvoiced names of objects.

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