Functional Attributes of Mediational Imagery: A Developmental View toward Habilitation of Retarded Adults
Mental imagery can play a significant role when teaching activities of daily living to retarded adults. The technique of combining imagery instructions with pictures is discussed with an emphasis on those features which facilitate memory and acquisition of the skill being taught. The theoretical underpinning which accounts for the effectiveness of the technique draws from the work of A. Paivio, Z. Pylyshyn, G. Bower, K. Nelson and J. Piaget. Experiments carried out by the authors show the developmental and facilitative nature of the technique. Proposed topics for research are discussed.
KeywordsMental Image Mental Imagery Imagery Instruction Skill Training Program Stimulus Term
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