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ERIC Number: EJ1121739
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0266-7363
Literacy-Based Behavioural Interventions Delivered by Peers: A Teaching Strategy for Students with Severe Disabilities
Brady, Michael P.; Hall, Kalynn; Bielskus-Barone, Kristina
Educational Psychology in Practice, v32 n4 p424-434 2016
Many children with severe disabilities do not perform basic daily living skills needed for typical school and home environments. Previous research on literacy-based behavioural interventions (LBBIs) has shown promise for promoting skill acquisition and maintenance in some learners; however, only one study has examined the effectiveness of this intervention when delivered by peers. In this study, peer classmates were taught to deliver an LBBI story that highlighted hand-washing skills in three students with severe disabilities. Results showed that the accuracy of students' new skills increased dramatically after their peers delivered the stories with pictures and printed words, and these skills maintained after the LBBI stories were removed. Further, each of the students demonstrated accurate hand-washing in novel environments using different sinks. This study builds on previous LBBI studies by incorporating peers into the story delivery, and using the intervention to teach new self-care skills.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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