ERIC Number: EJ1045204
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
Implementation of a Self-Monitoring Application to Improve On-Task Behavior: A High-School Pilot Study
Wills, Howard P.; Mason, Benjamin A.
Journal of Behavioral Education, v23 n4 p421-434 Dec 2014
Technological innovations offer promise for improving intervention implementation in secondary, inclusive classrooms. A withdrawal design was employed with two high-school students in order to assess the effectiveness of a technologically delivered, self-monitoring intervention in improving on-task behavior in a science classroom. Two students ages 14 and 15 with diagnoses of specific learning disability (Student 1) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD; Student 2) were selected by case manager referral due to difficulties with on-task behavior despite long-term administration of psychostimulant medication. After baseline data were collected, both students were trained in the use of a self-monitoring application (I-Connect) delivered via a handheld tablet. On-task prompts were delivered at 5-min intervals in an ABAB withdrawal design. The intervention resulted in positive, stable improvements in the primary dependent variable of on-task behavior for both students and less clear improvement in the generalization variable of disruptive behavior.
Descriptors: Intervention, High School Students, Inclusion, Program Effectiveness, Time on Task, Behavior Modification, Science Instruction, Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Self Control, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Prompting, Generalization, Behavior Problems
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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