Evaluating Technology-Based Self-Monitoring of Performance with Reinforcement for Students with Disabilities
Master of Science (M.S.)
Degree Granting Department
Child and Family Studies
Kwang-Sun Cho Blair, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Catia Cividini-Motta, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Kimberly Crosland, Ph.D., BCBA-D
behavior, classroom intervention, inclusion, self-management, technology
This study evaluated the use of a technology-based self-monitoring intervention augmented with differential reinforcement and focused on self-monitoring of performance to increase task completion and reduce off-task behavior in students with disabilities. Three students with disabilities served in an inclusive 5th-grade general education classroom participated in the study. A concurrent multiple baseline design across participants with an ABC sequence was used to evaluate the intervention outcomes. A general education teacher of the participating students implemented the intervention that involved student training on self-monitoring of performance (SMP) using an app and delivery of reinforcement contingent on task completion and accuracy of self-monitoring during the session. The results of the study showed that the technology-based SMP with reinforcement was effective in increasing task completion and reducing off-task behavior for all three students. Fading of the reinforcement was successful when a 45-min delay to reinforcement was implemented for each student to access the backup reinforcer at the end of the instructional period. The efficiency and immediacy of the intervention suggest that the technology-based SMP with reinforcement may be a practical, efficient, and effective classroom intervention. Moreover, the intervention may be contextually fit for inclusive general education classroom settings because teachers do not have to collect data on student behavior, modify existing classroom management strategies, or prepare additional materials to implement in the classroom.
Scholar Commons Citation
Risse, Madeline Rose, "Evaluating Technology-Based Self-Monitoring of Performance with Reinforcement for Students with Disabilities" (2022). USF Tampa Graduate Theses and Dissertations.