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ERIC Number: EJ1262443
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020-Jun
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1307-9298
Effectiveness of the Direct Instruction Method in Teaching Leisure Skills to Young Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities
Eratay, Emine
International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, v12 n5 p439-451 Jun 2020
This study aimed to examine the effectiveness of the direct instruction method in teaching young individuals with intellectual disability marbling and stone painting, which are considered among leisure-skills. A multiple probe design, one of the single-subject research methods, was utilized in this research. A total of three students, consisting of two males and one female, were included in the study. Probe, screening, and generalization sessions were used to examine the effectiveness of the direct instruction method in teaching marbling and stone-painting skills. The single opportunity method was employed for the assessment. All sessions were conducted in accordance with a one-to-one teaching procedure. The findings of the study revealed that the direct instruction method was effective in teaching marbling and stone painting skills in young individuals with intellectual disabilities. The findings also postulated that the learned skills were maintained at the end of the first, third, and fourth week, and the participants were capable of generalizing the skills to different settings, different people, and materials. To ensure social validity, the opinions of the parents regarding the skills taught to the participants were obtained. They stated that they were satisfied with the intervention and were beneficial for the development of their children. They also expressed that they want these activities to continue. Considering all these findings, it is safe to say that the intervention of teaching marbling and stone-painting skills are effective.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey