Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)


Special Education and Rehabilitation

First Advisor

Charles Salzberg


Research has shown that self-monitoring can increase on- task behavior with students in the classroom setting. This project examined the use of a signal device to teach self monitoring to increase on-task behavior of special education students with behavioral problems. Participants were two elementary school para-educators and two K-4th grade students. During a two part process, baseline and intervention was conducted by the researcher with each student evaluating his/her on-task behavior. The researcher examined the reliability of the data on the student’s on-task behavior. The researcher found that the student’s on-task behavior increased with implementation of the signal device self-monitoring program. The implications from the success of this project for the use of self-monitoring programs to increase students’ on-task behavior are discussed.


Publication made available electronically January 13, 2012.