Teaching menu planning and grocery shopping skills to a mentally retarded mother

Author: Sarber, R.E.;Halasz, M.M.;Messmer, M.C.;Bickett, A.D.;Lutzker, J. R.
Year: 1983
Reference Type: Journal Article
Journal/Book Title: Mental Retardation
Volume: 21
Issue: 3
Pages: 101-106
Abstract: The effects of an instructional package for teaching menu planning and grocery shopping to a mildly mentally retarded mother were examined. Menu planning training involved the use of colour coded food cards and a menu planning chart. A pretest post-test design with a generalization probe assessed the mother's menu planning acquisition. Grocery shopping training was implemented in a multiple baseline design across food groups which included devising a grocery list and locating food items. After training, the mother could plan three days of nutritious means, and could locate each item required for those meals in a grocery store. Grocery shopping and menu planning skills were maintained over on- and two- month intervals, respectively.
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