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Spaced-Retrieval Training for Persons with Dementia: Maintenance and generalization

Hickey, Ellen and How, Sarah
Spaced-Retrieval Training for Persons with Dementia: Maintenance and generalization. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2008 : 38th : Jackson Hole, WY : May 27 - June 1, 2008) / : (2008).

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the maintenance and generalization of Spaced-Retrieval Training (SRT) for persons with mild-moderate dementia dementia. SRT capitalizes on preserved cognitive abilities to (re)teach new and/or forgotten information or skills through errorless learning and gradually increasing time intervals. Three participants were trained to read nametags of staff caregivers. A single-subject multiple baseline across participants design was utilized to investigate generalization to natural contexts, as well as maintenance of the learned strategy. Goal attainment was achieved for 2 participants; post-training generalization and 4-week maintenance was achieved for 1 participant. Clinical implications will be discussed.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1928
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2008 : 38th : Jackson Hole, WY : May 27 - June 1, 2008)
Additional Information:USED WITH PERMISSION.