Faculty Publications

Title

Teaching a cooperative leisure skill to severely handicapped adults

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Education and the Training of the Mentally Retarded

Volume

17

Issue

1

First Page

38

Last Page

43

Abstract

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

1-1-1982

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