Acquisition of scooping skill of a child with intellectual disability using hand-over-hand physical prompt

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Author: Adoracion, Rizza S. et.al.

Accession Number: 784

Class No: AV-UGT

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Copyright Year: 2016

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This action research determined the effectiveness of hand-over-hand physical prompt in the acquisition of the scooping skill of a ten-year old child with intellectual disability. Data were gathered through validated researcher-made checklist. Result showed that hand-over-hand physical prompt increased the scooping skill level of the child. The findings of the study have led the researchers to conclude that the use of physical prompt proved to be an effective teaching strategy to help children develop their skill in scooping and hand-over-hand physical prompt is an effective strategy on the reintroduction of intervention on helping children develop their skills in scooping. Hand-over-hand physical prompt needs a lot of time and effort for preparation. On the other hand, this proves to be an effective strategy in the acquisition of the scooping skill of a child with intellectual disability.Based on the conclusion of the study, it is recommended to school and special education teachers to use physical prompts as their strategy in helping the child develop the skills in scooping, so that they may discover that prompting can aid them in their instruction. The future researchers may use multiple prompts like verbal, visual, gestural and other prompts in helping the child with intellectual disability to develop his other skills.


Keywords: Scooping skill, Intellectual disability, Hand-over-hand physical prompt

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