EGITIM VE BILIM-EDUCATION AND SCIENCE, vol.43, no.193, pp.237-257, 2018 (SSCI)
It is known that the ability to use community resources is important to increase the independence of young individuals in the transition to social life and adulthood. The effects of video modeling presented with auditory technology support (e.g., Bug-in-Ear, BIE) on the acquisition and retention of the skills for using community resources to three individuals with mild and moderate intellectual disabilities between the ages of 15 and 16 were investigated in the present study. Furthermore, the views of the participants, their families, and the personnel working in the setting where the present study was conducted on the functionality of the selected skills were obtained to determine the social validity of the study. In this study, a multiple probe design with probe trials across participants was used. Results demonstrated that all participants acquired the target skills, maintained these skills after 1, 3, and 5 weeks after the intervention, and generalized these skills to different settings, situations, and tools. Social validity results also demonstrate that the study results were satisfactory for the participants, their families, and the personnel working in the social setting where the study was conducted.