Guiding visual attention during acquisition of matching-to-sample

Harry A. Mackay, Sal A. Soraci, Michael T. Carlin, Nancy A. Dennis, Christina P. Strawbridge

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Matching-to-sample skills are involved in language acquisition and the development of basic reading and counting abilities. The rapid, even errorless, induction of matching performances in young children and individuals with mental retardation was demonstrated here through the structuring of a visual array so as to promote detection of the relevant stimulus. Implications for theory and application are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)445-454+492
JournalAmerican Journal on Mental Retardation
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Rehabilitation
  • General Health Professions
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology


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