Evaluating the effects of a video prompt in a system of least prompts procedure

Katie A. Smith, Kevin M. Ayres, Linda C. Mechling, Jennifer L. Alexander, Theologia K. Mataras, Sally B. Shepley

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The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of a system of least prompts procedure with a video prompt serving as the model in teaching office tasks to three high school students with moderate intellectual disability. A multiple probe across behaviors design replicated across participants was used to evaluate the intervention. The dependent variable was percentage of steps completed independently on collating and stapling papers, organizing a binder, and preparing a letter. Generalization was assessed across materials for each participant in a pre-/post-test format. Results indicated the three participants learned all three skills after the introduction of intervention and generalized the majority of steps to novel materials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-49
Number of pages11
JournalCareer Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals
Issue number1
StatePublished - May 2015

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Publisher Copyright:
© Hammill Institute on Disabilities 2013.


  • Developmental disabilities
  • Education
  • High school
  • Low-incidence
  • Single subject research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management


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