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DeFulio, Anthony; Crone-Todd, Darlene E.; Long, Lauren V.; Nuzzo, Paul A.; Silverman, Kenneth – Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 2011
Keyboarding skill is an important target for adult education programs due to the ubiquity of computers in modern work environments. A previous study showed that novice typists learned key locations quickly but that fluency took a relatively long time to develop. In the present study, novice typists achieved fluent performance in nearly half the…
Descriptors: Stimuli, Adult Education, Program Effectiveness, Keyboarding (Data Entry)
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DeFulio, Anthony; Iati, Carina; Needham, Mick; Silverman, Kenneth – Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 2009
Adults in a therapeutic workplace working on a computerized keyboarding training program earned vouchers for typing correct characters. Typing technique was evaluated on review steps. Participants could pass the review and earn a bonus, or skip the review and proceed with no bonus. Alternatively, participants could continue practicing on the same…
Descriptors: Adults, Job Skills, Skill Development, Office Occupations
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Silverman, Kenneth; Wong, Conrad J.; Grabinski, Michael J.; Hampton, Jacqueline; Sylvest, Christine E.; Dillon, Erin M.; Wentland, R. Daniel – Behavior Modification, 2005
This article describes a Web-based therapeutic workplace intervention designed to promote heroin and cocaine abstinence and train and employ participants as data entry operators. Patients are paid to participate in training and then to perform data entry jobs in a therapeutic workplace business. Salary is linked to abstinence by requiring patients…
Descriptors: Narcotics, Therapy, Patients, Intervention