Graduation Year

2014

Document Type

Thesis

Degree

M.A.

Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Degree Granting Department

Child and Family Studies

Major Professor

Donald Kincaid, Ed.D.

Co-Major Professor

Kerri Milyko, Ph.D.

Committee Member

Kerri Milyko, Ph.D.

Committee Member

Kwang-Sun Blair, Ph.D.

Committee Member

Heather George, Ph.D.

Keywords

Behavior analysis, Celeration, Education, Fluency, Mathematics, Precision teaching

Abstract

Precision teaching (PT) is a measurement system used in multiple settings for all types of behavior, from driving to mathematics. The ultimate goal of PT is to develop fluent, free operant behaviors through analyzing response frequencies on a standard celeration chart. Research has found PT to be effective at improving both the speed and accuracy of academic skills. There is little research, however, in the effects of learning channels, a component of PT, as they relate to the acquisition of academic skills. The present study examined the relationship between single and multiple learning channels on the acquisition of mathematics skills by five 1st graders in a public school setting. Implications related to universal designs for learning (UDL) utilized in educational environments are also discussed.

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