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ERIC Number: EJ1168853
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1046-6819
Time-Based versus Task-Based Contingencies: Which Is More Effective for Independent Academic Assignments for Students with Learning Disabilities?
Hua, Youjia; Lee, David L.; Stansbery, Sam; McAfee, James K.
Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v20 n2 p107-117 2014
Task interspersal is an academic material modification procedure implemented by adding a sequence of brief tasks prior to more difficult academic tasks. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of the interspersal procedure under both time-based (i.e., time allotted to complete task held constant) and task-based (i.e., number of task items held constant) contingencies on choice of academic materials for three students with learning disabilities. Overall, the results showed that during the task-based condition all three students preferred traditional worksheets. Their preferences of task material during the time-based condition were individualized. In addition, two students had higher rate of completion during the task-based condition, and one student had higher rate of completion during the time-based condition.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 4
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania
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