Comparing the efficacy and efficiency of two approaches to teaching language skills to children with developmental disabilities using a tablet app

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dc.contributor.advisor Arnold-Saritepe, A en
dc.contributor.advisor Elliffe, D en
dc.contributor.author Paterson, Nicola en
dc.date.accessioned 2017-08-03T22:12:40Z en
dc.date.issued 2016 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/34771 en
dc.description Full text is available to authenticated members of The University of Auckland only. en
dc.description.abstract The purpose of the current study was to teach new words to children diagnosed with a developmental disability using a stimulus equivalence paradigm. A one-to-many (OTM) training structure was used to compare two different teaching protocols for teaching words with a tablet app. These protocols were a simultaneous protocol, which presented both types of teaching trial in mixed blocks, and a sequential protocol, which involved presenting each trial type in separate blocks. Of the five participants, two successfully formed equivalence classes in both conditions. These participants also demonstrated maintenance after three weeks. While the three other participants did not form equivalence classes, they did demonstrate improvements over the course of the study. The two participants who formed equivalence classes required fewer trial blocks to reach criterion in the simultaneous condition. Therefore, unlike previous research this study indicates that a simultaneous protocol for teaching words may be both effective and possibly more efficient when compared to other teaching protocols. This suggests that further research is needed to evaluate differential outcomes relating to the sequencing of trial types within teaching and testing phases of stimulus equivalence teaching programs. en
dc.publisher ResearchSpace@Auckland en
dc.relation.ispartof Masters Thesis - University of Auckland en
dc.relation.isreferencedby UoA99264922011002091 en
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dc.title Comparing the efficacy and efficiency of two approaches to teaching language skills to children with developmental disabilities using a tablet app en
dc.type Thesis en
thesis.degree.discipline Psychology en
thesis.degree.grantor The University of Auckland en
thesis.degree.level Masters en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
pubs.elements-id 644457 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2017-08-04 en


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