Microswitch Technology to Promote Adaptive Responses and Reduce Mouthing in Two Children with Multiple DisabilitiesBy Lancioni, Giulio E.; Singh, Nirbhay N.; O'Reilly, Mark F.; Sigafoos, Jeff; Oliva, Doretta; Severini, Laura; Smaldone, Angela; Tamma, Manuela; Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, Vol. 101, No. 10, pp. 628-636
Publication Date: October 2007
Study assessed the effectiveness of using microswitch cluster technology to promote adaptive responding and reduce aberrant behavior in two children with multiple disabilities. The adaptive responding consisted of manipulating or moving an object that was attached to a wobble microswitch or knocking objects on the table to activate a vibration microswitch. The children’s aberrant behavior consisted of mouthing their hands or objects. The results revealed that both children increased their adaptive responses, learned to perform these responses free from aberrant behavior, and maintained this level of performance 3 months later.
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American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) (Web Site: http://www.afb.org )