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ERIC Number: EJ1164473
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jan
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1360-2322
Effects of Mindfulness-Based Intervention to Improve Task Performance for Children with Intellectual Disabilities
Kim, Jeongil; Kwon, Miyoung
Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, v31 n1 p87-97 Jan 2018
Background: Task performance is a critical factor for learning in individuals with intellectual disabilities. This study aimed to examine mindfulness-based intervention (MBI) to improve task performance for children with intellectual disability (ID). Methods: Three elementary school children with ID participated in the study. A multiple baseline design across subjects was used. The intervention was consisted of "understanding the necessary concept of mindfulness, practice of awareness and attention, and practice focusing on mindful behaviours." Mediating materials including expressive arts supplies were used to help each subject to understand the content and the progress of the intervention programme. Results: The results showed that all of the three subjects showed an improvement in task performance and a decrease in task-avoidance behaviours. The mothers reported that her children's daily life behaviours were distinctively improved as he/she participated in the intervention. Conclusion: The finding suggests that MBI would be a valuable adjunct to a wide range of applications to support individuals with ID to learn a variety of adaptive behaviour.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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