ERIC Number: EJ1016477
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Teaching Adults with Moderate Intellectual Disability ATM Use via the "iPod"
Scott, Renee; Collins, Belva; Knight, Victoria; Kleinert, Harold
Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, v48 n2 p190-199 Jun 2013
Money management can increase independence and access to communities for individuals with disabilities. Although research on computer-based instruction for teaching banking skills to students with intellectual disability is established, the use of portable electronic devices (e.g., iPod) has not been evaluated. iPods may be an effective, portable, and socially acceptable method for teaching ATM use to individuals with disabilities. Three college-aged students with moderate intellectual disability (MSD) were taught to use a self-operated Pod cast containing video modeling and auditory prompts presented on an iPod to withdraw money from an ATM. Evaluated using a multiple probe across participants design, a functional relation was demonstrated between the Pod cast via the iPod and students' percentage of correct steps completed on the task analysis. Further, students were able to generalize the skills to a novel setting. Future research, implications for practice, and limitations (e.g., cost and feasibility) are discussed.
Descriptors: Moderate Mental Retardation, Adult Education, Handheld Devices, Money Management, Financial Services, Assistive Technology, Accessibility (for Disabled), Task Analysis, Community Based Instruction (Disabilities), Program Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Young Adults, Transitional Programs
Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities, Council for Exceptional Children. DDD, P.O. Box 3512, Fayetteville, AR 72702. Tel: 479-575-3326; Fax: 479-575-6676; Web site: http://daddcec.org/Publications/ETADDJournal.aspx
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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