Recorded audio prompts - A strategy to increase independent prevocational task completion in individuals with dual diagnosis
Journal/Book: Behav Modif. 1999; 23: 2455 Teller Rd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320, USA. Sage Publications Inc. 152-168.
Abstract: This research was conducted to teach two adults with schizophrenia and mental retardation to respond to recorded audio prompts in order to eliminate the need for instructor assistance in completing routine prevocational tasks. Studying individuals with dual diagnosis is an important step in moving toward success in community living and vocational placement. A multiple probe design across tasks was conducted. Prior to the investigation, both individuals demonstrated low levels of independent task completion. Following the implementation of the audio prompts, both individuals' task completion performances dramatically increased. These findings suggest that audio prompts may serve as an efficient alternative to instructor promoting, which is often required by individuals with dual diagnosis in prevocational job settings.
Note: Article Lutzker JR, Univ Judiasm, 15600 Mulholland Dr, Los Angeles,CA 90077 USA
Keyword(s): ACQUISITION; MAINTENANCE; ADOLESCENTS; CHILDREN; AUTISM; SKILLS