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Games as a measure of reading and writing generalization after computerized teaching of reading skills

Sella, Ana ; Tenório, Jacqueline ; Bandini, Carmen ; Bandini, Heloísa

Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica, 2016, Vol.29(1), pp.1-12 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

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  • Title:
    Games as a measure of reading and writing generalization after computerized teaching of reading skills
  • Author/Creator: Sella, Ana ; Tenório, Jacqueline ; Bandini, Carmen ; Bandini, Heloísa
  • Language: English
  • Subjects: Generalization ; Reading ; Writing ; Children
  • Is Part Of: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica, 2016, Vol.29(1), pp.1-12
  • Description: Behavior Analysis is usually accused of not being able to account for the generalization of verbal behavior that is present in linguistically competent individuals. However, several behavior analytic studies investigate this theme, and gamification has been seen as a useful way to study generalization. The purpose of this study was to evaluate reading and writing generalization in games, after these behaviors were taught through the program Learning to Read in Small Steps . Participants were four children between 7 and 12 years old who had reading and writing deficits. The experimental design was a pre-posttest design that encompassed five phases. Performance in probes suggests generalization of reading and writing skills to new activities (games) and responses. This study represents a small step in a systematic understanding of how games can be used to assess behavior change.
  • Identifier: E-ISSN: 1678-7153 ; DOI: 10.1186/s41155-016-0039-3