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ERIC Number: EJ899364
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-1938-727X
The Effectiveness of Using a Pocket PC as a Video Modeling and Feedback Device for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities in Vocational Settings
Van Laarhoven, Toni; Van Laarhoven-Myers, Traci; Zurita, Leslie M.
Assistive Technology Outcomes and Benefits, v4 n1 p28-45 Fall 2007
This study evaluated the effectiveness of using a pocket PC to teach two adolescents with mild and moderate cognitive impairments vocational tasks in competitive, community-based settings. Participants were taught three different tasks in their respective work sites through video rehearsal and video feedback strategies. Video files were presented on a pocket PC prior to task engagement and following repeated errors (video feedback). Effectiveness of the video-based strategies and the utility of the handheld device were evaluated using a multiple probe design across tasks and participants. Outcomes of the study indicate that the introduction of the video-based procedures was associated with significant increases in independent responding and participants met criterion on all three tasks within 3-7 sessions (M = 5 sessions). Although there were large changes in the level of data once the video-based materials were presented, outcomes are somewhat tempered by the fact that some of the baselines for each participant were slightly ascending prior to the introduction of the independent variable. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois