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50 Years of ERIC
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Van Laarhoven, Toni; Conderman, Greg – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2011
Current legal mandates require that students with disabilities in K-12 settings have access to assistive technology (AT) devices and services. Therefore, educational teams serving students with Individualized Educational Programs (IEPs) must consider various ATs and identify services to support their implementation in educational settings.…
Descriptors: Expertise, Disabilities, Educational Technology, Special Education Teachers
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Van Laarhoven, Toni; Winiarski, Lauren; Blood, Erika; Chan, Jeffrey M. – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2012
A modified pre/posttest control group design was used to measure the effectiveness of video modeling on the maintenance of vocational tasks for six students with autism spectrum disorder and/or developmental disabilities. Each student was assigned two vocational tasks at their employment settings and their independence with each task was measured…
Descriptors: Autism, Developmental Disabilities, Control Groups, Video Technology
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Chan, Jeffrey Michael; Lambdin, Lindsay; Van Laarhoven, Toni; Johnson, Jesse W. – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2013
The current study used a video prompting plus least-to-most prompting treatment package to teach a 35-year-old Caucasian man with Down Syndrome three leisure skills. Each leisure skill was task analyzed and the researchers created brief videos depicting the completion of individual steps. Using a multiple probe across behaviors design, the video…
Descriptors: Leisure Education, Adult Education, Video Technology, Prompting
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Van Laarhoven, Toni; Munk, Dennis D.; Chandler, Lynette K.; Zurita, Leslie; Lynch, Kathleen – Assistive Technology Outcomes and Benefits, 2012
This article describes several stages in the integration of assistive technology (AT) into and across the curriculum of a teacher education program. The multi-year initiative included several projects and strategies that differentially affected faculty ability to integrate training and evaluation in using AT in their coursework. All strategies…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Assistive Technology, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs
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Van Laarhoven, Toni; Van Laarhoven-Myers, Traci – Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities, 2006
This study compared the effectiveness of three different video-based instructional sequences, all used in conjunction with the system of least prompts, for teaching three different daily living skills to three young adults with developmental disabilities. The video-based instructional sequences (i.e., video rehearsal, video rehearsal plus photos,…
Descriptors: Developmental Disabilities, Comparative Analysis, Pretests Posttests, Daily Living Skills
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Van Laarhoven, Toni; Kraus, Erika; Karpman, Keri; Nizzi, Rosemary; Valentino, Joe – Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 2010
This study was conducted to compare the effectiveness of video prompting and picture prompting when used as antecedents for teaching daily living skills to two adolescents with autism. Participants were taught two different skills, and the effects of the instructional conditions were compared and evaluated using an adapted alternating-treatments…
Descriptors: Autism, Prompting, Instructional Materials, Daily Living Skills
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Van Laarhoven, Toni; Van Laarhoven-Myers, Traci; Zurita, Leslie M. – Assistive Technology Outcomes and Benefits, 2007
This study evaluated the effectiveness of using a pocket PC to teach two adolescents with mild and moderate cognitive impairments vocational tasks in competitive, community-based settings. Participants were taught three different tasks in their respective work sites through video rehearsal and video feedback strategies. Video files were presented…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Video Technology, Feedback (Response), Adolescents
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Van Laarhoven, Toni; Johnson, Jesse W.; Van Laarhoven-Myers, Traci; Grider, Kristin L.; Grider, Katie M. – Journal of Behavioral Education, 2009
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of using a video iPod as a prompting device for teaching three job-related tasks to a young man with developmental disabilities in a community-based employment setting. The effectiveness of the prompting device was evaluated using a multiple probe across behaviors design. Results…
Descriptors: Supported Employment, Prompting, Developmental Disabilities, Handheld Devices
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Van Laarhoven, Toni; Zurita, Leslie M.; Johnson, Jesse W.; Grider, Katie M.; Grider, Kristin L. – Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities, 2009
This study compared the effectiveness of self-, other-, and subjective-video models on teaching daily living skills to three individuals with developmental disabilities. Results indicated that all conditions were effective in promoting independent correct responding in both instructional and generalization settings and that the effects maintained…
Descriptors: Developmental Disabilities, Daily Living Skills, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology
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Van Laarhoven, Toni; Munk, Dennis D.; Zurita, Leslie M.; Lynch, Kathleen; Zurita, Brian; Smith, Thomas; Chandler, Lynette – Journal of Special Education Technology, 2009
Students with disabilities are guaranteed access to assistive technologies (AT) by provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) (2004) and its predecessor, the Technology Related Assistance Act (Tech Act) (1988). Design and development of AT, including devices and software programs, has burgeoned to a point…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Disabilities, Educational Technology, Assistive Technology
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Van Laarhoven, Toni R.; Munk, Dennis D.; Lynch, Kathleen; Bosma, Julie; Rouse, Joanne – Journal of Teacher Education, 2007
Project ACCEPT (Achieving Creative & Collaborative Educational Preservice Teams)represents an initiative at Northern Illinois University, where special and general education preservice teachers are joined in a voluntary project featuring an enhanced curriculum and field experiences in inclusive classrooms. Participants receive intensive…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Inclusive Schools, General Education, Disabilities
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Van Laarhoven, Toni; Munk, Dennis D.; Lynch, Kathleen; Wyland, Sharon; Dorsch, Nina; Zurita, Leslie; Bosma, Julie; Rouse, Joanne – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2006
Preparing educators to teach in inclusive classrooms is a critical first step in ensuring that all students in P-12 programs receive exemplary educational services. The need to restructure personnel preparation in response to the increasing diversity and inclusiveness of public school classrooms has evolved from discussion and debate more than a…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, Teacher Education Programs, Disabilities, Program Descriptions
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Johnson, Jesse W.; Van Laarhoven, Toni; Repp, Alan C. – Research in Developmental Disabilities, 2002
A study tested whether four students with mental retardation would substitute task-related behaviors for stereotypic behaviors when opportunity for active responding did or did not match level of motoric responding in a free-operant baseline. Students did substitute behaviors, with stereotypic behaviors occurring 1.5-14 times as much in the…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Modification, Behavior Patterns, Behavior Problems
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Van Laarhoven, Toni; Johnson, Jesse W.; Repp, Alan C.; Karsh, Kathryn G.; Lenz, Mark – Research in Developmental Disabilities, 2003
Two studies compared the effectiveness of two procedures (multiple examples across trials and within trials) in teaching 10 students (ages 10-20) with moderate disabilities functional word discriminations. The first procedure was superior in acquisition; the latter procedure, however, was better under generalization for most participants.…
Descriptors: Developmental Disabilities, Discrimination Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Generalization