ERIC Number: EJ1166851
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Using Activity Schedules to Promote Varied Application Use in Children with Autism
Brodhead, Matthew T.; Courtney, William Timothy; Thaxton, Jackie R.
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v51 n1 p80-86 Jan 2018
We evaluated the effects of an activity schedule embedded within an iPad on varied play across applications. After establishing a pattern of repetitive gameplay, we taught three children with autism to follow the activity schedule using physical guidance. All participants increased their varied play to four applications per session and demonstrated independent and accurate activity schedule usage. The activity schedule was removed, and responding decreased to baseline levels, demonstrating the activity schedule's control over varied responding. The activity schedule was reintroduced and participant responding maintained when engaging with novel applications.
Descriptors: Autism, Children, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Video Games, Program Effectiveness, Activities, Scheduling, Maintenance, Novelty (Stimulus Dimension)
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