Effects of Antecedent Prompt and Test Procedure on Teaching Simulated Menstrual Care Skills to Females with Developmental Disabilities

Ersoy G., TEKİN İFTAR E., Kircaali-Iftar G.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING IN DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES, vol.44, no.1, pp.54-66, 2009 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.54-66
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Although menstrual rare is among the most important stall areas for females with mild to moderate developmental disabilities to facilitate their independence, there is limited research examining this issue. The. present study was designed to analyze the acquisition and maintenance effects of antecedent prompt and test procedure on leaching changing sanitary napkins on a doll to three young females with mild to moderate developmental disabilities. Generalization through. multiple exemplar approach and social validity were also examined. A multiple probe design across participants was used in the study which consisted of baseline, intervention, probe, maintenance, and generalization sessions. All participants were able to acquire and maintain the skills taught In them, and generalize the acquired skills to various examples. Furthermore, the parents of the participants were very pleased with the study in general The results are discussed and recommendations regarding future research and practice are raised in the article.