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

ArticleinJournal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities 09(2) · June 1997with41 Reads
Impact Factor: 1.56 · DOI: 10.1023/A:1024925702327


    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.