|Practicing Stimulus Equivalence Experiments With MTSLab Software
|Friday, May 27, 2016
|4:00 PM–7:00 PM
|Columbus Hall CD, Hyatt Regency, Gold East
|Area: TBA/EAB; Domain: Theory
|CE Instructor: Celso Socorro Oliveira, Ph.D.
|CELSO SOCORRO OLIVEIRA (UNESP - Sao Paulo State University)
|Description: MTSLab is a simple software that uses ASCII text files to design matching-to-sample (MTS) sessions. It was first developed by the presenter during his doctorate in 2002 to attend sign language teaching of mentally retarded deaf students of a Brazilian special school. This workshop proposes to prepare MTS sessions using this software considering the graph theory approach. The software will be freely distributed. The theoretical part of the workshop aims to introduce the concept of MTS as an operator in stimulus equivalent classes, which includes the concepts of nodes, arcs, trees, nodal distance, and strength of the relations. The practice will be conducted preparing sample sessions based on papers usually taught within stimulus equivalence experiments in behavior analysis journals. The sample stimuli used will be available through a website. At the end of the workshop, the audience should be able to prepare different sessions with the software and analyze its data to decide if the equivalence emerged or not.
|Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, the participant will be able to: (1) review concepts of stimulus equivalence and MTS; (2) prepare MTS sessions with MTSLab software; (3) evaluate data resulted of the practice and registered by the software
|Activities: Lecture of stimulus equivalence under graph theory approach and guided practice of sessions preparation using the software MTSLab.
|Audience: Undergraduate professors;teachers of disabled people who want to use stimulus equivalence as a tool
|Content Area: Practice
|Instruction Level: Basic
|Keyword(s): matching-to-sample, MTS software, stimulus equivalence