Title

Duration of Days without Washing Dishes

Presenter Information

Amanda Spadoni

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Ballroom C/D

Start Date

15-5-2014

End Date

15-5-2014

Keywords

Behavior Study, Special Education, Teaching and Learning

Abstract

This study attempted to decrease the amount of days that the participant went without washing her dishes. The participant would let her dishes pile up for days leading to unsanitary situations. For example, the participant would not soak her dishes in the sink when she was done eating or cooking she would simply just set it on the counter. This would lead to whatever leftover food that was left on the plate to be caked on and take a long amount of time to wash off. Therefore, the study used ABAC design to help to reduce the number of days that the participant would let her dishes pile up for. After observing the behavior of the participant and realizing that this was a behavior that needed to be changed, the researcher made the behavior apparent to the participant and she volunteered herself for the study. Through the use of two different interventions, in an attempt to reach the goal of only having the duration of one day of letting her dishes pile up. The two different interventions included a stimulus intervention, which included having pictures of what her kitchen looked like when it was clean up on the cupboards. The second intervention included the pictures as well as verbal prompting to ensure that the behavior was to be performed. The outcome of the study showed that the participant was able to reduce the duration of the amount of days between washing dishes.

Poster Number

28

Faculty Mentor(s)

Tsai, Shu-Fei

Additional Mentoring Department

Special Education

This document is currently not available here.

Share

COinS
 
May 15th, 2:29 PM May 15th, 5:00 PM

Duration of Days without Washing Dishes

SURC Ballroom C/D

This study attempted to decrease the amount of days that the participant went without washing her dishes. The participant would let her dishes pile up for days leading to unsanitary situations. For example, the participant would not soak her dishes in the sink when she was done eating or cooking she would simply just set it on the counter. This would lead to whatever leftover food that was left on the plate to be caked on and take a long amount of time to wash off. Therefore, the study used ABAC design to help to reduce the number of days that the participant would let her dishes pile up for. After observing the behavior of the participant and realizing that this was a behavior that needed to be changed, the researcher made the behavior apparent to the participant and she volunteered herself for the study. Through the use of two different interventions, in an attempt to reach the goal of only having the duration of one day of letting her dishes pile up. The two different interventions included a stimulus intervention, which included having pictures of what her kitchen looked like when it was clean up on the cupboards. The second intervention included the pictures as well as verbal prompting to ensure that the behavior was to be performed. The outcome of the study showed that the participant was able to reduce the duration of the amount of days between washing dishes.