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Learning Strategies

For the purpose of this entry, learning is defined as behavior change that is governed by the feedback that the child receives from his or her environment. Hence, learning is a process that can be accelerated or decelerated depending on environmental conditions. The focus of this entry is to describe a paradigm within which learning can be evaluated and environmental conditions can be altered and optimized to accelerate learning for all children. Learning results from an interaction between the learner and the learner's environment can include a variety of influential variables, some of which result automatically when the learner responds (e.g., computer plays a song when the correct answer is selected), some that are under the instructor's control (e.g., teacher-directed variables), and some that ...

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