Original Paper

Journal of Behavioral Education

, Volume 18, Issue 2, pp 119-141

The Effectiveness of Using a Video iPod as a Prompting Device in Employment Settings

  • Toni Van LaarhovenAffiliated withDepartment of Teaching & Learning, Graham Hall 240, Northern Illinois University Email author 
  • , Jesse W. JohnsonAffiliated withDepartment of Teaching & Learning, Graham Hall 240, Northern Illinois University
  • , Traci Van Laarhoven-MyersAffiliated withIndian Prairie School District #204
  • , Kristin L. GriderAffiliated withDepartment of Teaching & Learning, Graham Hall 240, Northern Illinois University
  • , Katie M. GriderAffiliated withDepartment of Teaching & Learning, Graham Hall 240, Northern Illinois University

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of using a video iPod as a prompting device for teaching three job-related tasks to a young man with developmental disabilities in a community-based employment setting. The effectiveness of the prompting device was evaluated using a multiple probe across behaviors design. Results indicated that the introduction of the video iPod was associated with immediate and substantial gains in independent correct responding with an associated decrease in the number of prompts given from a job coach. In addition, the participant used the video iPod independently. Instructional implications and future research will be discussed.

Keywords

Video prompting Video feedback Video iPod Developmental disabilities Employment