Promoting adaptive behaviors by two girls with Rett syndrome through a microswitch-based program

Title

Promoting adaptive behaviors by two girls with Rett syndrome through a microswitch-based program

Creator

Stasolla F; Caffo A O

Publisher

Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Date

2013

Subject

Assistive technology; Indices of happiness; Locomotor behavior; Microswitches; Rett syndrome; adaptive behavior; adolescent; article; case report; child behavior; female; hand washing; happiness; human; locomotion; priority journal; school child; stereotypy; tone and motor problems; Rett syndrome; physical intervention; Wobble microswitch; optic sensors; stereotyped movements

Description

We assessed a microswitch-based program to improve self-determination to access to preferred stimuli and to foster locomotor behavior by two girls with Rett syndrome and multiple disabilities. To enhance the first behavior (access to preferred stimuli) a wobble microswitch (sensitive touch sensor) was used while for the second behavior (step responses) optic sensors were applied. A second aim of the study was to monitor indices of happiness as consequence of the use of assistive technology. Finally, a third objective of the study was the reduction of hand washing and body rocking related stereotypies. The study was carried out according to a multiple probe design across behaviors for both participants, where the two behaviors were first learned independently, then combined together. Results showed an increasing of performance and of indices of happiness and a decreasing of stereotyped behaviors for both participants during intervention phases. Practical, psychological and clinical implications of the findings are discussed. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Citation

Stasolla F; Caffo A O, “Promoting adaptive behaviors by two girls with Rett syndrome through a microswitch-based program,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed October 20, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/16815.

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