ERIC Number: EJ1042920
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
The Utilization of an iPad for Increasing Work-Related Behaviors in Adults with Disabilities
Jones, Sarah; Bucholz, Jessica L.
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, v58 n6 p84-89 Nov 2014
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of an iPad to increase work related behaviors for one adult with disabilities in a vocational setting. A multiple baseline across behaviors single subject research design was used to determine if an iPad helped to increase independence in three identified behaviors, which included setting up a workstation for maximum efficiency, managing time accurately, and identifying faces and names of coworkers. Results indicate that the subject was able to use the iPad to achieve independence in the work setting, thus making him less reliant on site staff and his vocational trainer and making him potentially employable. The results of the study prove to be important because little research has been conducted on how technological devices such as the iPad can help individuals with disabilities in the vocational setting.
Descriptors: Adults, Disabilities, Handheld Devices, Program Effectiveness, Time Management, Employment Potential, Vocational Adjustment, Workstations, Interpersonal Relationship, Recognition (Psychology)
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