Using microswitches to teach toy use

  • Mildred Rivera Crawford
  • John W. Schuster


The effects of using a five-second constant time delay procedure to teach young students with multiple disabilities to activate battery-operated toys through microswitches were studied. The constant time delay procedure using a full physical prompt as the controlling prompt was effective in transferring stimulus control for each student with at least one switch. A multiple probe design using intermittent probe sessions across behaviors and subjects demonstrated experimental control. Advantages and disadvantages of using microswitches are discussed. Future research issues are addressed.

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multiple disabilities toy use microswitches 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mildred Rivera Crawford
    • 1
  • John W. Schuster
    • 2
  1. 1.Jefferson County Public SchoolsLouisville
  2. 2.Department of Special EducationUniversity of KentuckyLexington

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