Computer-Based Video Instruction to Teach Students With Intellectual Disabilities to Verbally Respond to Questions and Make Purchases in Fast Food RestaurantsBy Mechling, Linda C.; Pridgen, Leslie S.; Cronin, Beth A.; Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities, Vol. 40, No. 1, pp. 47-59
Publication Date: March 2005
Study in which computer-based video instruction was used to teach students with intellectual disabilities to make successful transactions in fast food restaurants. Hyperstudio 4.0 from Roger Wagner Publishing, Incorporated was used to create and deliver multimedia instructional programs with visual simulations of fast food restaurants such as MacDonald’s, Wendy’s and Hardee’s. The programs were individualized for each participant by incorporating photographs of the student eating at the restaurant or by varying food orders based on individual preferences. Students received individual instruction on the program one to two times per day, four to five times per week. Results indicated that it is possible to teach verbal and fast food purchasing skills to students with moderate to severe intellectual disabilities through computer-based video instruction. Implications for further research are discussed.
Published by: Council for Exceptional Children (Website:http://www.cec.sped.org)
Division on Developmental Disabilities (DDD) of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) (Web Site: http://www.dddcec.org )
This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number J48728