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ERIC Number: EJ885328
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0891-4222
Using an Extended Automatic Target Acquisition Program with Dual Cursor Technology to Assist People with Developmental Disabilities Improve Their Pointing Efficiency
Shih, Ching-Hsiang; Shih, Ching-Tien; Chiu, Hsin-Chin
Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v31 n5 p1091-1101 Sep-Oct 2010
The latest research adopting software technology to improve pointing performance is through an Extended Automatic Pointing Assistive Program (EAPAP). However, EAPAP has some limitations. This study evaluated whether two children with developmental disabilities would be able to improve their pointing performance through an Extended Dual Cursor Automatic Pointing Assistive Program (EDCAPAP), which solves the limitations of EAPAP. Initially, both participants had their baseline sessions. Then intervention started with the first participant. New baseline and intervention occurred with the second participant when his performance was consolidated. Finally, both participants were exposed to the maintenance phase, in which their pointing performance improved significantly. Results of this study showed that, with the assistance of EDCAPAP, participants can position targets quickly, easily, and accurately, thus helping the disabled to solve their pointing problems. (Contains 9 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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