Effects of a self-monitoring strategy on independent work behavior of students with mild intellectual disability

Jennifer Coughlin, Kathleen M. McCoy, Amy Kenzer, Sarup Mathur, Stanley Zucker

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This study evaluated the effectiveness of a self-monitoring strategy on independent work behavior. The three subjects were in first grade, seven years old, identified with mild intellectual disability (MID), and had an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) with targeted functional academic and behavior goals. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of a self-monitoring strategy on on-task independent work behavior and task completion. A multiple baseline across subjects design was used. Data were collected using a frequency count of off-task behavior. The self-monitoring strategy was found to be successful with all subjects in the study. Overall, the subjects demonstrated a decrease in off-task behavior during independent work time after the intervention was introduced. Implications are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)154-164
Number of pages11
JournalEducation and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 2012


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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