The use of a schedule to guide students with special education needs through a series of activities can increase independence and self-management as well as improve on-task behavior. In the study reported here, three young boys with developmental disabilities were taught to use the scheduling app First Then on an iPad. Least to most prompting was the instructional strategy employed. The intervention was carried out by class teachers in special education classrooms as part of their regular daily routine. There was a clear intervention effect for all students and two met the mastery criterion of all steps correct for 3 consecutive days.
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