Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2013

DOI

10.1353/etc.2013.0014

Publication Title

Education & Treatment of Children

Volume

36

Issue

2

Pages

15-32

Abstract

This pilot study evaluated the effectiveness of using an activity mini-schedule which divided a circle time activity into four sub-activities with four preschoolers who were deaf and had received cochlear implants. Often preschoolers with cochlear implants display difficulty directing attention to appropriate stimuli during large group activities (Chute & Nevins, 2003). It was hypothesized that the use of an activity mini-schedule would decrease inattention. Using a multiple baseline design across participants, an activity mini-schedule was introduced to each participant sequentially by a paraeducator who sat behind the children during circle time. Participants' behaviors were videotaped and coded. The introduction of an activity mini-schedule decreased inattention in all participants, yet individual outcomes varied. Although this study offers some evidence that activity mini-schedules may positively impact attention in young children, more research is needed.

Comments

© West Virginia University Press.

Published version included in lieu of post print with the permission of the publisher.

Publisher's edition available at https://muse.jhu.edu/article/507722

Original Publication Citation

Raver, S. A., Hester, P., Michalek, A. M. P., Cho, D., & Anthony, N. (2013). Impact of an activity mini-schedule on the inattention of preschoolers with cochlear implants during a group activity. Education & Treatment of Children, 36(2), 15-32. doi:10.1353/etc.2013.0014

ORCID

0000-0001-6850-3948 (Michalek)

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