Date of Graduation

Spring 2021

Degree

Master of Science in Education in Special Education

Department

Counseling, Leadership, and Special Education

Committee Chair

Linda Garrison-Kane

Keywords

autism, self-monitoring, I-Connect, on-task behavior, academic accuracy

Subject Categories

Special Education and Teaching

Abstract

This study assessed the effects of the research-based strategy, I-Connect self-monitoring application (Wills & Mason, 2014), with an individual diagnosed with autism. I-Connect is an electronic self-monitoring application that was utilized with an electronic device (iPad) to monitor on- and off-task behavior in the home environment. Data were collected using direct observation (e.g., momentary time sampling) for on- and off-task behavior and permanent product for academic accuracy. A reinforcement inventory was also utilized to determine highly preferred reinforcers of the participant. A single-subject withdrawal design (Kazdin, 2011) was used to assess the effects of the I-Connect application on academic on- and off-task behavior of one participant diagnosed with autism. Following the conclusion of the study, both academic on-task behavior increased as well as academic accuracy.

Copyright

© John Joseph Augustine

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