Date of Award

Summer 8-1-2021

Degree Type

Masters Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

School

Psychology

Committee Chair

Dr. D. Joe Olmi

Committee Chair School

Psychology

Committee Member 2

Dr. Brad Dufrene

Committee Member 2 School

Psychology

Committee Member 3

Dr. Crystal Taylor

Committee Member 3 School

Psychology

Abstract

Students have a limited amount of time each day to complete independent assignments. These assignments prioritize the learning opportunities provided to students. Learning opportunities or the chance to practice with feedback is highly effective, and additional repetition enhances the learning experience. By increasing student's time-on-task, they will be provided more learning opportunities. This study sought to discover if segmented work could increase the number of problems completed, digits correct per minute and on-task behavior. An alternating treatment design across four participants allowed for the comparison of segmented worksheets and whole worksheets. Additionally, parents served as the interventionist in this remote research study. Overall, this study results were insufficient replications of an effect to support segmenting worksheets as a stand-alone intervention. However, there was a high rate of treatment integrity by the parents. This supports that parent can implement interventions with high integrity. Secondarily, parents and children report significant rates of social validity.

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