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ERIC Number: EJ878784
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0891-4222
Extended Automatic Pointing Assistive Program--A Pointing Assistance Program to Help People with Developmental Disabilities Improve Their Pointing Efficiency
Shih, Ching-Hsiang; Li, Chia-Chun; Shih, Ching-Tien; Lin, Kun-Tsan; Lo, Ching-Shui
Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v31 n3 p672-679 May-Jun 2010
The latest research adopted software technology to improve pointing performance is through an Automatic Pointing Assistive Program (APAP). However, APAP has some limitations. This study evaluated whether two children with developmental disabilities would be able to improve their pointing performance through an Extended Automatic Pointing Assistive Program (EAPAP), which solves the limitations of APAP. Initially, both participants had their baseline sessions. Then intervention started with the first participant. When her performance was consolidated, new baseline and intervention occurred with the second participant. Finally, both participants were exposed to the maintenance phase, in which their pointing performance improved significantly. Data indicated that both participants improved their pointing efficiency with the use of EAPAP and remained highly successful through the maintenance phase. Results of this study showed that, with the assistance of EAPAP, participants can position targets quickly, easily and accurately, thus helping the disabled to solve their pointing problems. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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