The Effects of Self-Prompting and Recruiting Adult Attention on Daily Living Skills: An Analysis of Hypothetical Data

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The Ohio State University

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The purpose of this study was to provide an analysis of hypothetical data assessing the effectiveness of a self-prompting and recruiting adult attention training package on the accurate completion of daily living tasks and recruiting steps by students with moderate to severe disabilities. Three students who had goals addressing daily living skills included on their individual education programs (IEPs) were introduced to the training packages in their respective classrooms. The dependent variable was the percent of steps completed accurately for each learning trial, measured using a 10-item task analysis specific to each task. Six steps included information on proper completion of the task, whereas the last four steps described how to properly recruit teacher attention. A multiple probe across participants design demonstrated a functional relation of the intervention package on the number of task steps and recruiting steps completed accurately.



self-prompting, recruiting reinforcement, daily living, hypothetical, moderate to severe disabilities