Technological aids to support choice strategies by three girls with Rett syndrome

Title

Technological aids to support choice strategies by three girls with Rett syndrome

Creator

Stasolla F; Perilli V; Di Leone A; Damiani R; Albano V; Stella A; Damato C

Publisher

Research in Developmental Disabilities

Date

2015

Subject

tone and motor problems; Rett syndrome; physical intervention; assistive technology; photocells; interface; personal computer; stereotyped movements

Description

This study was aimed at extending the use of assistive technology (i.e., photocells, interface and personal computer) to support choice strategies by three girls with Rett syndrome and severe to profound developmental disabilities. A second purpose of the study was to reduce stereotypic behaviors exhibited by the participants involved (i.e., body rocking, hand washing and hand mouthing). Finally, a third goal of the study was to monitor the effects of such program on the participants' indices of happiness. The study was carried out according to a multiple probe design across responses for each participant. Results showed that the three girls increased the adaptive responses and decreased the stereotyped behaviors during intervention phases compared to baseline. Moreover, during intervention phases, the indices of happiness augmented for each girl as well. Clinical, psychological and rehabilitative implications of the findings are discussed.Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Citation

Stasolla F; Perilli V; Di Leone A; Damiani R; Albano V; Stella A; Damato C, “Technological aids to support choice strategies by three girls with Rett syndrome,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed September 23, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/16816.

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