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Preschoolers are assigned to a control group or a comparison group to examine the efficacy of a new intervention to teach the skill of engaging and pulling up a zipper.
Purpose: This pilot study compares the efficacy of a standard teaching zippering vest presented with general verbal prompts to a modified teaching zippering vest presented with a related story and vocabulary in the acquisition of zippering skills among typically developing preschoolers. IRB approval and parent consent was obtained.
Design: An experimental two group pre-post test design was used. Setting: Research occurred in a local preschool. Participants: Participants were recruited from fifty 3.6-to 4.11-year-old preschoolers.
Intervention: Eligible children received 3 zippering practice sessions with either a standard zippering vest (control group) or a modified vest with added visual and language cues (comparison group).
The treatment protocol for both cohorts of participants was administered over a three-week time period to minimize the impact of normal development.
Typical Preschoolers Who Can Not Zipper
modified teaching zippering vest with an added storybook
Little Joes preschool
Active, not recruiting
Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-12-05T00:03:05-0500
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