Teaching the Response-Recode Form to Adults with Mental Retardation Using AAC Systems

Bernard M. OKeefe, John Dattilo

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Abstract

To facilitate functional communication for persons with mental retardation, users of augmentative and alternative communication systems should develop skills needed to maintain conversational balance. The response-recode (R-R) linguistic form is an appropriate method for achieving more favorable conversational balance. Therefore, a protocol was developed to efficiently train three adults with mental retardation who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems to demonstrate the R-R form. This report highlights clinical procedures used to teach the R-R form effectively and efficiently and examines the permanence of the behavior. Results indicated that each participant learned to use the R-R form in conversation with trained clinicians and continued to use the form 1 and 3 weeks after training.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)224-233
Number of pages10
JournalAugmentative and Alternative Communication
Volume8
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Rehabilitation
  • Speech and Hearing

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