Teaching Prenumeracy using Video Modeling

My ongoing research projects aim to determine effective teaching strategies for learners with disabilities to provide mathematics instruction, focusing on early numeracy skills as the building blocks for higher mathematics functions. This involves the use of video-based technologies delivered using handheld devices. The goal it to identify Tier 2 and Tier 3 interventions for Response To Intervention strategies.

Identifying Prenumeracy Skills Deficits Using Assessments

Not all skills deficits are immediately apparent. This line of research aims to find effective strategies for school personnel to use that will quickly and effectively identify early numeracy skills deficits in learners with disabilities. 

Matrix Training for Tacts Using iPads

Matrix training teaches a set of two-component phrases (descriptor/object) and examines the generalization of the descriptors to other objects. This procedure has been effective in advancing language for learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder. This project adds a Receptive Identification procedure to determine its effect on acquisition of the two-component phrases. The material will be presented using iPads rather than the typical picture cards as a test of the efficacy of this delivery method.

Procedural Fidelity in Clinical Settings

We are examining the use of procedural fidelity checks in clinical settings. Procedural fidelity is often reported in applied research but not always in non-research, clinical settings. The survey results will guide some recommendations for practitioners.