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ERIC Number: EJ854683
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0891-4222
Assisting People with Multiple Disabilities and Minimal Motor Behavior to Control Environmental Stimulation through a Mouse Wheel
Shih, Ching-Hsiang; Shih, Ching-Tien; Lin, Kun-Tsan; Chiang, Ming-Shan
Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v30 n6 p1413-1419 Nov-Dec 2009
This study assessed whether two people with profound multiple disabilities and minimal motor behavior would be able to control environmental stimulation using thumb poke ability with a mouse wheel and a newly developed mouse driver (i.e., a new mouse driver replacing standard mouse driver, and turning a mouse into a precise thumb poke detector). The study was carried out according to an ABAB design and included a 2-month post-intervention check. The two people increased significantly in the target response (thumb poke) to activate the control system to produce environmental stimulation during the B (intervention) phases. This performance was maintained at the post-intervention check. Practical and developmental implications of the findings were discussed. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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