Teaching Earthquake Preparedness Skills to Students with Developmental Disabilities: A Preliminary Evaluation


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Olçay S., Oğur Ç., Saral D.

INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES, vol.0, no.0, pp.1-36, 2023 (SSCI)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 0 Issue: 0
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Journal Name: INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, PASCAL, Child Development & Adolescent Studies, CINAHL, EBSCO Education Source, Education Abstracts, EMBASE, ERIC (Education Resources Information Center), MEDLINE, Public Affairs Index
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-36
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

This study investigated the effects of behavioral skills training (BST) in teaching earthquake preparedness skills to students with developmental disabilities within a small group arrangement. A multiple probe design across behaviors and replicated across participants evaluated the effectiveness of BST when teaching three high school students to prepare an earthquake emergency kit, do drop-cover-hold, and share location through the personal safety app. All students acquired, maintained, and generalized the target behaviors. Participating students and their teachers had positive opinions regarding the target behaviors, procedure, and outcomes. Limitations and implications for future research are discussed.