Short Title:Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders (JADD)
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):15, 45, 5, 1146-1155
Study evaluated the functional relationship between I-Connect, a technology-delivered self-monitoring program, and decreases in the level of stereotypic behavior for two students with autism in a school setting. I-Connect is an Android application that was loaded onto a smartphone to provide scheduled prompts for participants to self-evaluate and self-monitor targeted behaviors. The effect of the intervention was evaluated utilizing a withdrawal design with an embedded multiple baseline across participants. Both students demonstrated an immediate decrease in stereotypy with the introduction of the self-monitoring application. The results and implications for practice and future research are discussed.