Teaching a cooperative leisure skill to severely handicapped adults
Education and the Training of the Mentally Retarded
Six formerly institutionalized severely handicapped adults living in a nursing home were taught a cooperative leisure skill. Specifically, they were taught to self-initiate, sustain, and terminate a lotto game activity. The game skills were task-analyzed and taught through a systematic prompt hierarchy. All six participants acquired the leisure skill. Informal follow-up observations indicated that participants continued to self-initiate, sustain, and terminate the leisure activity as much as two weeks beyond the program's termination.
Original Publication Date
Nietupski, J. and Svoboda, R., "Teaching a cooperative leisure skill to severely handicapped adults" (1982). Faculty Publications. 4908.