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ERIC Number: EJ1100966
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1092-4388
Video Feedback in Key Word Signing Training for Preservice Direct Support Staff
Rombouts, Ellen; Meuris, Kristien; Maes, Bea; De Meyer, Anne-Marie; Zink, Inge
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, v59 n2 p342-348 Apr 2016
Purpose: Research has demonstrated that formal training is essential for professionals to learn key word signing. Yet, the particular didactic strategies have not been studied. Therefore, this study compared the effectiveness of verbal and video feedback in a key word signing training for future direct support staff. Method: Forty-nine future direct support staff were randomly assigned to 1 of 3 key word signing training programs: modeling and verbal feedback (classical method [CM]), additional video feedback ([superscript +]ViF), and additional video feedback and photo reminder ([superscript +]ViF/R). Signing accuracy and training acceptability were measured 1 week after and 7 months after training. Results: Participants from the [superscript +]ViF/R program achieved significantly higher signing accuracy compared with the CM group. Acceptability ratings did not differ between any of the groups. Conclusion: Results suggest that at an equal time investment, the programs containing more training components were more effective. Research on the effect of rehearsal on signing maintenance is warranted.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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