ERIC Number: EJ1031235
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
Effects of Self-Monitoring and Recruiting Teacher Attention on Pre-Vocational Skills
Rouse, Christina A.; Everhart-Sherwood, Julie M.; Alber-Morgan, Sheila R.
Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, v49 n2 p313-327 Jun 2014
This study examined the effects of teaching self-monitoring and recruiting teacher attention on the acquisition, generalization, and maintenance of pre-vocational tasks by two sixth grade boys with moderate to severe intellectual disability. While completing pre-vocational tasks (e.g., sorting hangers by size, weighing amounts in ounces), the students were taught to use a picture prompt checklist to self-monitor the accuracy with which they completed each task. Upon independent completion of the task, the students were taught to recruit their teacher's attention to obtain feedback and reinforcement. The dependent variable was the number of steps completed accurately out of 10 total. Six of the 10 steps were the procedures for completing of the prevocational task, and the other four steps were the procedures for recruiting teacher attention. A multiple probe across skills design demonstrated that the intervention was functionally related to increased accuracy of pre-vocational task performance and increased accuracy of recruiting responses for both students. Additionally, one of the two students maintained high percentages of accuracy in the maintenance condition when the self-monitoring picture prompt checklist was discontinued.
Descriptors: Self Management, Attention, Prevocational Education, Check Lists, Visual Aids, Cues, Accuracy, Task Analysis, Intervention, Middle School Students, Grade 6, Males, Down Syndrome, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Instructional Effectiveness
Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities, Council for Exceptional Children. DDD, P.O. Box 3512, Fayetteville, AR 72702. Tel: 479-575-3326; Fax: 479-575-6676; Web site: http://daddcec.org/Publications/ETADDJournal.aspx
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 6; Elementary Education; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Junior High Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A