The Effectiveness of an Interactive Digital Animation-Enriched Application for Teaching Concepts to Students with Intellectual Disabilities

Diken İ. H., Ünlü E.

International Technology and Education Journal, vol.6, no.1, pp.51-58, 2022 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Journal Name: International Technology and Education Journal
  • Journal Indexes: ERIC (Education Resources Information Center), Education Index (EI)
  • Page Numbers: pp.51-58
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


The prerequisite for teaching many skills and behaviors to children with intellectual disabilities is that the child

has acquired the basic concepts. Teaching concepts plays a very active role in the independence of the child with

intellectual disabilities and in the acquisition of higher level skills that they will learn in the future. The studies

conducted in recent years show that technology-based applications are effective in teaching concepts to children

with intellectual disabilities. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effectiveness of a technology-enhanced

concept teaching application enriched with digital animations in teaching basic concepts to children with

intellectual disabilities. Two male students diagnosed with intellectual disabilities participated in the study. In

determining the ethics of technology-enhanced concept teaching practice, the multiple probe between skills model,

which is one of the methods of single-subject research, was used. As a result of the study, it was found that the use

of technology-assisted concept teaching was effective in teaching basic concepts to children with intellectual

disabilities, that the children continued the concepts learned after the end of the instruction, and that they

generalized them to different situations.