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Title: Using Computer-Aided Personalized System of Instruction (CAPSI) to teach Discrete-Trials Teaching (DTT) for educating children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs)
Authors: Zaragoza Scherman, Alejandra
Supervisor: Pear, Joseph (Psychology)
Examining Committee: Martin, Garry (Psychology) Hrycaiko, Dennis (Kinesiology and Recreation Management)
Graduation Date: October 2010
Keywords: Psychology
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
Autism, Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
Discrete-Trials Teaching (DTT)
Computer-Aided Personalized System of Instruction (CAPSI)
self-instructional manual
Issue Date: 10-Sep-2010
Abstract: The present study evaluated the use of a self-instructional manual supported by a computer-aided personalized system of instruction (CAPSI) for teaching Discrete-Trials Teaching (DTT) to university students. Prior to studying the manual, five participants taught three tasks, commonly taught to children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), to a confederate role-playing a child with an ASD. Using the Discrete-Trials Teaching Evaluation Form (DTTEF), the main researcher assessed the participants’ ability to perform DTT accurately. Subsequently, participants studied a self-instructional manual using CAPSI to demonstrate mastery of study questions about DTT. Finally, participants once again attempted to teach the three tasks to a confederate role-playing a child with an ASD. Overall mean baseline accuracy on the DTTEF was 54.86%, and improved to 84.73% in post-treatment, a 30% improvement. Participants’ self-recorded study time was an average of 12 hours and 48 minutes. The results suggest that CAPSI is an effective educational tool for the delivery of the self-instructional manual. Future research should investigate (1) how to make CAPSI even more effective, and (2) whether these results can be generalized to other populations such as ABA tutors, parents, and paraprofessionals working with children with ASD.
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