The MotivAider Gets Results
A Sample of Research Documenting the MotivAider's Effectiveness
Impact of Tactile-Cued Self-Monitoring On Independent Biology Work for Secondary Students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Read Now
- The Effects of Self-Monitoring with a MotivAider® on the On-Task Behavior of Fifth and Sixth Graders with Autism and Other Disabilities. Read Now
- Increasing On-Task Behavior in the Classroom: Extension of Self-Monitoring Strategies. Read Now
- The Effects of the MotivAider on Increasing the On-task Behavior of Students who have been Diagnosed with Severe Emotional Disturbances. Read Now
- Functional assessments and individualized intervention plans: Increasing the behavior adjustment of urban learners in general and special education settings. Read Now
- Self-monitoring of On-task Behaviors Using the MotivAider® by a Middle School Student with a Moderate Intellectual Disability. Read Now
- Self-Monitoring Using a MotivAider® During Independent Work Time to Increase On-task Behavior. Presented by Lori Long at the Twentieth Annual Research Symposium, Western Carolina University, 2012. (PDF opens in a new window) Read Now
- Learn how the MotivAider can help children with Autism in this presentation by Dr. William Heward, Professor Emeritus in the College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University. (Start video at about 5:25) Watch Now
- See how the MotivAider was used to help two children with Autism reduce tantruming. This excerpt from the textbook Single Subject Research: Applications in Educational and Clinical Settings by Stephen Richards, Ronald Taylor and Rangasamy Ramasamy begins at the top of page 157. Read now
- See a review of the MotivAider by ABA Tools of the Trade. (Includes additional MotivAider research references.)
- Detailed review of the MotivAider by Jenn Choi of Toys Are Tools. Read Now
Case Studies By Dr. Trina Spencer
Thanks to Dr. Trina Spencer for offering to share her experience with other educators. Her presentation is based on her work with the MotivAider at the Hawthorne Country School in Hawthorne, New York. Dr. Spencer, who is currently Research Director of the Institute for Human Development at Northern Arizona University, presented these results at an Association for Behavioral Analysis (ABA) Conference in 2002.
The MotivAider is a simple electronic device that
systematically provides an individual with private prompts to engage in a specific
behavior. It is usually worn on or near the body so the vibration is easily detected.
It can be programmed to vibrate on a fixed or variable schedule and for different
durations and intensity levels.
Some of the benefits of the MotivAider include ownership,
consistency, and privacy. The MotivAider was originally
intended for self-management interventions. However, this new and innovative
tool seems perfect for several other behavior analytic tasks.
The purpose of these projects was to test the social validity and effectiveness
of additional MotivAider methods. Surely, such a great
tool can be functional for a variety of settings, users, and interventions.
Project 1 - MotivAider Prompts Teacher
Project 2 - MotivAider Prompts Teacher to Prompt
Project 3 - MotivAider Prompts Observer to Record
Project 4 - MotivAider Prompts Parents
Read a review by Nichole ODonnell.
ODonnell is a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst and Community Outreach Director for InKids
, an organization that provides "educational and therapeutic instruction using the principles of applied behavior analysis for children with autism and related developmental delays."