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ERIC Number: EJ1022230
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-May
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-4669
Evaluating the Effectiveness of Roadside Instruction in Teaching Youth with Visual Impairments Street Crossings
Wright, Tessa S.; Wolery, Mark
Journal of Special Education, v48 n1 p46-58 May 2014
A single-participant multiple probe design across participants was used to evaluate the effectiveness of verbal rehearsal and graduated guidance to teach youth who were blind how to cross the street. This study replicated intervention procedures across settings along with the staggered entry of participants. Individuals learned to cross one or two intersections. Maintenance was assessed, and generalization was assessed at a third intersection. Visual analysis of graphed data indicated that verbal rehearsal and graduated guidance were effective for all participants who received instruction. The participants ranged from 13 to 20 years of age and had light perception or less. All participants who received instruction maintained at levels substantially above baseline and generalized the majority of skills to a third intersection.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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