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ERIC Number: EJ873752
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0891-4222
Two Persons with Multiple Disabilities Use Orientation Technology with Auditory Cues to Manage Simple Indoor Traveling
Lancioni, Giulio E.; Singh, Nirbhay N.; O'Reilly, Mark F.; Sigafoos, Jeff; Campodonico, Francesca; Oliva, Doretta
Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v31 n2 p397-402 Mar-Apr 2010
This study was an effort to extend the evaluation of orientation technology for promoting independent indoor traveling in persons with multiple disabilities. Two participants (adults) were included, who were to travel to activity destinations within occupational settings. The orientation system involved (a) cueing sources only at the destinations (i.e., a single sound source per destination), (b) a newly developed electronic control device that allowed the participants to easily manage the activation of the sources at the destinations, and (c) the provision of approval or encouragement messages. Both participants were successful in using the system and performed their travels to the destinations fairly correctly and in relatively short amounts of time within (a) the occupational setting used for the intervention and (b) a similar occupational setting used for checking generalization effects. The findings are discussed in relation to the importance of independent indoor traveling and the impact of the new technology. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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