Date of Award

4-24-1997

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Liberal Studies

First Advisor

Patricia R. Whitfield, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

Rachel Mathews, Ed.D.

Third Advisor

Ruth L. Meese, Ph.D.

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to teach the parts of an inch in sixteenths, using a constant time delay procedure. Constant time delay is a virtually effortless, or near errorless, instructional process involving the simultaneous delivery of a target stimulus and a controlling prompt for a limited number of trials, followed by trials where the target stimulus is presented, but the controlling prompt is delayed for a constant time period. The study was conducted with 6 sixth-grade students in a self­ contained math class for students with learning disabilities. The subject group contained 5 males and 1 female. Each of the 6 sessions began with a group choral response to the stimuli with a zero-second delay. Next, three trials, with individual subject responses, were conducted with a three-second time delay.

 
 

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