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ERIC Number: EJ1072079
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2154-1647
Use of a Proximity Sensor Switch for "Hands Free" Operation of Computer-Based Video Prompting by Young Adults with Moderate Intellectual Disability
Ivey, Alexandria N.; Mechling, Linda C.; Spencer, Galen P.
Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, v50 n3 p278-289 Sep 2015
In this study, the effectiveness of a "hands free" approach for operating video prompts to complete multi-step tasks was measured. Students advanced the video prompts by using a motion (hand wave) over a proximity sensor switch. Three young adult females with a diagnosis of moderate intellectual disability participated in the study. Effectiveness of the intervention was determined using a multiple probe design across three craft activities and replicated with the three young adults. Results indicate all three students demonstrated the ability to: master operation of the proximity sensor switch to operate the video prompts; independently complete the craft activities and; maintain their performance using the "hands free" approach.
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:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R324A100094