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The Effects of the MotivAider on Increasing the On-task Behavior of Students who have been Diagnosed with Severe Emotional Disturbances
Jellison, Michael Allen

2009, Master of Arts, Ohio State University, ED Physical Activities and Educational Services.
Teaching students to self-monitor their behavior has proven to be an effective educational strategy for increasing the on-task behavior of students with and without disabilities. This study examined the effectiveness of a tactile prompt to increase the on-task behaviors among 3 high-school students diagnosed with severe emotional disorders, being served in a self-contained special education classroom. Students were taught to self-monitor their behavior by using the MotivAider, an electronic device that prompts the student to record their behavior by vibrating. An ABAB reversal design was used for each of the participants, and the results indicated that after the implementation of the selfmonitoring intervention, the students’ on-task behavior increased from 33.6% of the intervals during initial baseline to 81.9% of the intervals during the intervention phase. Not only did the MotivAider increase the on-task behavior of the students, the students enjoyed using them, and after the study was completed continued to use the MotivAiders.
Joe Wheaton, Dr. (Advisor)
(Theresa) Terri Hessler, Dr. (Committee Member)
54 p.

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Jellison, Michael. "The Effects of the MotivAider on Increasing the On-task Behavior of Students who have been Diagnosed with Severe Emotional Disturbances." Electronic Thesis or Dissertation. Ohio State University, 2009. OhioLINK Electronic Theses and Dissertations Center. 26 May 2017.

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Jellison, Michael "The Effects of the MotivAider on Increasing the On-task Behavior of Students who have been Diagnosed with Severe Emotional Disturbances." Electronic Thesis or Dissertation. Ohio State University, 2009. https://etd.ohiolink.edu/

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