Enhancing Independent Time-Management Skills of Individuals With Mental Retardation Using a Palmtop Personal ComputerBy Davies, D. K.; Stock, S. E.; Wehmeyer, M. L.; Mental Retardation, Vol. 40, No. 5, pp. 358-365
Publication Date: 2002
Article discusses the use of a portable schedule prompting system based on a palmtop computer to increase independence and self-regulation in time-management tasks for people with mental retardation. The achievement of greater independence by individuals with mental retardation depends upon the acquisition of several important skills, including time management and scheduling. The ability to perform tasks according to a schedule is essential to domains such as independent living and employment. Twelve people with mental retardation participated in a comparative trial that focused on their use of such a system to perform tasks on a schedule with use of a written schedule. The results demonstrated the ability of a palmtop computer with schedule prompting software to increase independence in the performance of vocational and daily living tasks by individuals with mental retardation.
Published by: Allen Press, Inc. (Website:http://www.allenpress.com)
American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD), formerly American Association on Mental Retardation (AAMR) (Web Site: http://www.aaidd.org )