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A Precision Teaching Framework for Improving Mathematical Skills of Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Vostanis, Athanasios, Padden, Ciara, Chiesa, Mecca, Rizos, Konstantinos, Langdon, Peter E (2020) A Precision Teaching Framework for Improving Mathematical Skills of Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Journal of Behavioral Education, . ISSN 1053-0819. E-ISSN 1573-3513. (doi:10.1007/s10864-020-09394-2) (KAR id:81687)

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of a precision teaching (PT) framework on the mathematical ability of students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We also examined if students of moderate mathematical ability could perform as well as their peers with fewer difficulties with their math skills. Sixteen students participated and were divided into three groups. One group engaged in PT, and the other two groups functioned as comparisons. The PT group practiced six skills introduced linearly. An A-B design was used for the five component skills,

and a multiple baseline across participants design was used for the composite skill (addition). The intervention led to a significant improvement in all skills, including addition, and this was associated with a large effect size; student performance met or exceeded that of their peers. Overall, the findings suggest that PT is an efficient and effective approach for teaching students with IDDs.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/s10864-020-09394-2
Uncontrolled keywords: Precision Teaching, fluency training
Subjects: L Education
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Athanasios Vostanis
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2020 16:07 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 14:13 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/81687 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Vostanis, Athanasios: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3065-4545
Padden, Ciara: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9789-1812
Langdon, Peter E: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7745-1825
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