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ERIC Number: EJ900442
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0891-4222
Teaching Skills to Use a Computer Mouse in Preschoolers with Developmental Disabilities: Shaping Moving a Mouse and Eye-Hand Coordination
Shimizu, Hirofumi; Yoon, Soyoung; McDonough, Christopher S.
Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v31 n6 p1448-1461 Nov-Dec 2010
We taught seven preschoolers with developmental disabilities to point-and-click with a computer mouse. The computer-based training program consisted of three parts, based on a task analysis of the behavioral prerequisites to point-and-click. Training 1 was designed to shape moving the mouse. Training 2 was designed to build eye-hand coordination by teaching the children to move the on-screen cursor onto specific items on the screen. Training 3 was designed to teach pressing and releasing the mouse button. An instructor provided prompts and blocking to facilitate skill acquisition. A multiple baseline design across participants was used to evaluate the effectiveness of the training program. The results showed that all participants learned to point-and-click after exposure to the training program. (Contains 3 tables and 7 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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