Behavior Analysis in Practice
Photographic activity schedules have been demonstrated to be effective in helping individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities learn how to complete both simple and complex sequences of activities without prompting from adults. Although the majority of research studies demonstrating the effectiveness of activity schedules have used schedule books composed of static printed pictures attached to physical pages, recently researchers have begun to demonstrate the effectiveness of technology-based activity schedules. In the current article, we provide a task analysis for creating both simple and complex digital activity schedules using Google Slides, a freely available, web-based technology that operates on a variety of digital platforms. We also provide suggestions for how behavior analysts can train parents to use this technology with their children using telehealth procedures.
Reinert, K.S., Higbee, T.S. & Nix, L.D. Creating Digital Activity Schedules to Promote Independence and Engagement. Behav Analysis Practice (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40617-020-00437-8