Prompting with Wearable Technology to Increase Teaching Behaviors of a Preservice Special Education Teacher
Andrew M. Markelz M.Ed.
Jonte C. Taylor Ph.D.
Mary Catherine Scheeler Ph.D.
Paul J. Riccomini Ph.D.
David B. McNaughton Ph.D.
The Pennsylvania State University
Classroom management is essential for student related academic and behavioral outcomes. Novice teachers, as well as faculty members, of special education teacher preparation programs report insufficient preparedness in providing meaningful behavioral supports to exceptional learners. With advancements in technology, tactile prompting is a promising modality for teachers to overcome cognitive overload and facilitate more effective practice of classroom management behaviors. We used a multiple-baseline, across behaviors design to assess the effects of prompting with wearable technology (i.e., Apple Watch™) to increase behavior-specific praise, active questioning, and classroom scanning of a preservice special education teacher. Results indicate a functional relation between prompting with wearable technology and targeted increases across multiple behaviors. Behavior-specific praise rates, however, faded synchronously with prompting fades. The participant rated the intervention as a non-intrusive, effective device to increase teaching behaviors. Implications for future research and classroom use are discussed.
Keywords: wearable technology, preservice, teacher training, tactile prompting
Read or Download
To Read this Article - or Download this Article (login required)
To Download the Entire FALL 2018 Issue of JAASEP - (login required)
NASET Members - Login to Access These Files.
Not a Member?
If you are a member of NASET, please login to freely access this and all archived articles of JAASEP
If you are NOT A MEMBER of NASET you may purchase this article of JAASEP for $4.95 (use the "Buy now" button below):
OR Buy the entire issue of JAASEP FALL 2018 for $19.95. Use the BUY NOW button below:
OR - Join NASET and have access to this & ALL PAST ISSUES of JAASEP - JOIN NASET