ERIC Number: EJ1045786
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
There's a Bug in Your Ear!: Using Technology to Increase the Accuracy of DTT Implementation
McKinney, Tracy; Vasquez, Eleazar, III.
Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, v49 n4 p594-600 Dec 2014
Many professionals have successfully implemented discrete trial teaching in the past. However, there have not been extensive studies examining the accuracy of discrete trial teaching implementation. This study investigated the use of Bug in Ear feedback on the accuracy of discrete trial teaching implementation among two pre-service teachers majoring in elementary education and one pre-service teacher majoring in exceptional education. An adult confederate was used to receive discrete trial teaching. Implementing a multiple baseline across participants design, this study examined whether there was a functional relationship between receiving Bug in Ear feedback and the accuracy of discrete trial teaching implementation. The discrete trial teaching evaluation form was utilized to measure the accuracy of discrete trial teaching implementation. The findings demonstrated an increase in the discrete trial teaching implementation accuracy after Bug in Ear feedback was introduced. Participants agreed that using a self-instruction manual combined with receiving Bug in Ear feedback was beneficial in learning to implement discrete trial teaching.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Technology Uses in Education, Accuracy, Feedback (Response), Preservice Teachers, Elementary Education, Special Education, Program Implementation, Fidelity, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A