NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
ERIC Number: EJ919907
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1303-0485
A Comparison of Constant Time Delay Instruction with High and Low Treatment Integrity
Tekin Iftar, Elif; Kurt, Onur; Cetin, Ozlem
Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, v11 n1 p375-381 Win 2011
Time delay (TD) procedure is an effective procedure in teaching various skills to children with developmental disabilities. Moreover, research has shown that it is used with high treatment integrity (HTI). However, there are several barriers which may prevent delivery instruction with HTI. Therefore, this study was designed to compare the effectiveness and efficiency of TD instruction with HTI and low treatment integrity (LTI) in teaching object naming to children with autism. LTI was defined as not delivering prompt in 30% of all teaching trials. An adapted alternating treatments design was used in the study. Three 5 to 6 year old male students participated in the study. Results showed that all three children learned their target behaviors on the criterion level with both conditions. Mixed findings were obtained for the efficiency of instruction. Based upon evaluation of the findings, recommendations for practitioners are provided and future research needs are discussed.
Educational Consultancy, Ltd (EDAM). Kisikli Mh. Alemdag Cd. Yan Yol Sk., SBK Is Merkezi No:5 Kat:1, Uskudar-Istanbul, 34692 Turkey. Tel: +90-216-481-30-23; Fax: +90-216-481-31-36; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey