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Psicologia: teoria e prática

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SOUZA, Jaci Augusta Neves de  and  ASSIS, Grauben José Alves. Reading prerequisite installation in two students with intellectual deficiencies. Psicol. teor. prat. [online]. 2013, vol.15, n.2, pp. 130-143. ISSN 1516-3687.

The syllable recombination to form new words has been shown as a promising alternative to teach generalized reading to individuals with atypical development. However, letter organization to form words is a basic concept necessary to install the rudiments of reading, even if the words are simple with one or two syllable. The present study had the goal of installing the pre-requisites behavioral of graphic symbol ordination of the Roman alphabet in individuals with intellectual deficiencies. Two students from Apae School participated of the study. Non-representational shapes presented in four sizes were initially used and the required response was to select them to form three sequences. Using the same procedure, letters were used as stimuli to form two-syllable words. The results showed that the students were capable of ordering the letters to form words after learning to organize the non-representational stimuli as a prerequisite.

Keywords : ordering behavior; reading; syllable recombination; intellectual deficiency; stimulus equivalence.

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