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ERIC Number: EJ1045213
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-1053-0819
The Effect of iPad Use during Independent Practice for Students with Challenging Behavior
Flower, Andrea
Journal of Behavioral Education, v23 n4 p435-448 Dec 2014
In the classroom, time on-task is critical because it is linked to learning and success. When off-task behaviors occur, substantial learning and instructional time may be lost. Many students with disabilities struggle with remaining on-task, particularly during independent practice periods. Strategies to increase time on-task during classroom activities are sorely needed, particularly for independent practice. An alternating treatments design was used to investigate the effect of an iPad on time on-task during independent practice for three students with emotional/behavioral disorders compared to their time on-task during a typical independent practice condition. Additionally, teachers' and students' viewpoints regarding effectiveness of the iPad and acceptability of its use were assessed. Findings suggested that iPad use produced increased time on-task compared to the typical independent practice condition for all three students. Teachers and students perceived the iPad as a positive addition as they both viewed it as effective and acceptable. Implications, limitations, and areas for future research are also addressed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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