Using Picture Prompts to Teach an Adult with Developmental Disabilities to Independently Complete Vocational Tasks

University of Kansas; University of Judaism
Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities (Impact Factor: 0.89). 01/1997; 09(2). DOI: 10.1023/A:1024925702327

ABSTRACT The research was conducted to teach an adult with developmental disabilities to perform vocational chores in response to pictures cues, instead of oral prompts from an instructor. The participant was selected because continuous prompting was needed for him to complete daily tasks in a vocational placement. A multiple probe design across tasks showed that the participant learned to complete vocational tasks using picture prompts. Maintenance data collected 1, 3, and 6 months after training showed that the participant maintained task completion behavior.

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