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ERIC Number: EJ928723
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0891-4222
The Effects of Instructional Interventions Related to Street Crossing and Individuals with Disabilities
Wright, Tessa; Wolery, Mark
Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v32 n5 p1455-1463 Sep-Oct 2011
Adequate street crossing skills reduce the risk of injury and increase the functional independence of individuals with disabilities. This paper reviews research involving instructional interventions for street crossings with individuals with disabilities. Eight studies were included. There was evidence individuals could be taught street crossings using classroom based interventions, roadside instruction, or virtual reality technology. Classroom based methods were successful when involving strategies which promoted generalization of skills. Task analysis found the steps involved in street crossing included: stopping at the curb, looking left and right, walking quickly, walking within the crosswalk, and continuing to look left and right. A variety of instructional strategies were used, but the small body of literature did not allow clear identification of superior strategies. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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