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ERIC Number: EJ761873
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Feb
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-0033-3085
Increasing On-Task Behavior in the Classroom: Extension of Self-Monitoring Strategies
Amato-Zech, Natalie A.; Hoff, Kathryn E.; Doepke, Karla J.
Psychology in the Schools, v43 n2 p211-221 Feb 2006
We examined the effectiveness of a tactile self-monitoring prompt to increase on-task behaviors among 3 elementary-aged students in a special education classroom. Students were taught to self-monitor their attention by using the MotivAider (MotivAider, 2000), an electronic beeper that vibrates to provide a tactile cue to self-monitor. An ABAB reversal design was used for each participant. Results indicated that upon implementation of the self-monitoring intervention, students increased on-task behavior from a mean of 55% to more than 90% of the intervals observed. Additionally, teachers and students provided high ratings of treatment acceptability of this self-monitoring intervention. Limitations, implications, and future directions of these findings are discussed. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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