Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Comm Disorders & Special Educ
Robert A, Gable
Stephen W. Tonelson
The field of special education has begun to concentrate its efforts on developing objectives and procedural strategies that promote a positive quality of life for students with profound multiple disabilities, while determining which educational strategies are the most appropriate. A multi-element design was used to compare the effects of two educational conditions, pre-academic skills instruction and functional life skills instruction, on the quality of life indicators of four students with profound multiple disabilities. Results indicated that all four students demonstrated a greater number of happiness indicators while receiving pre-academic instruction. Implications for current educational practices are addressed and directions for future research are discussed.
Bobzien, Jonna L..
"Establishing a Connection Between Quality of Life and Pre-Academic Instruction for Students with Profound Multiple Disabilities"
(2009). Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Dissertation, Comm Disorders & Special Educ, Old Dominion University, DOI: 10.25777/dxcn-4q36