Year of Publication

2017

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Document Type

Master's Thesis

College

Education

Department

Early Childhood, Special Education, and Rehabilitation Counseling

First Advisor

Dr. Amy Spriggs

Second Advisor

Dr. Sally Shepley

Abstract

This study used a multiple probe across settings design to evaluate the effects of video activity schedules (VidAS) on the acquisition of life skills in various settings within the home. In a technology training phase, participants were taught how to navigate a mobile application and use the pause and play feature of the video using a system of least prompts. In baseline, participants were given a task direction to complete the tasks within each setting with access to a static picture schedule. During intervention, participant task completion was evaluated when self-instructing with the use of VidAS in each setting. One participant’s settings consisted of the living room, kitchen, and outdoor schedule, the other participant’s settings consisted of a checkbook, kitchen, and laundry schedule. One participant learned to self-instruct using the mobile technology and independently complete and navigate between and within tasks within each schedule.

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.13023/ETD.2017.459