Training and maintenance of a picture-based communication response in older adults with dementia

Maranda A. Trahan, Jeanne M. Donaldson, Matthew K. McNabney, Sungwoo Kahng

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Abstract

We examined whether adults with dementia could learn to emit a picture-based communication response and if this skill would maintain over time. Three women with moderate to severe dementia were taught to exchange a picture card for a highly preferred activity. All participants quickly learned to exchange the picture card and maintained this response without practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)404-409
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of applied behavior analysis
Volume47
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

Keywords

  • communication
  • dementia
  • maintenance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy
  • Applied Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science

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