Computer Assisted Instruction to Teach Item Selection in Grocery Stores: An Assessment of Acquisition and GeneralizationBy Hutcherson, Karen; Langone, John; Ayres, Kevin; Clees, Tom; Journal of Special Education Technology, Vol. 19, No. 4, pp. 33-42
Publication Date: Fall 2004
Study conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of Project SHOP, which is a prototype computer-based program designed to build grocery-shopping skills for people with intellectual disabilities. The program utilizes multimedia such as photographs of 33 cereals, 22 canned soups, 21 frozen pizzas, and a shopping cart, while a cartoon tutor named Shopper Bob provides guidance and feedback to the virtual shopper. Four students with moderate to severe intellectual disabilities participated in the study, which measured the percentage of items correctly selected in the computer environment and in a live grocery store setting. Results indicated that Project SHOP was successful in improving grocery-shopping skills in a live shopping setting.
Published by: Exceptional Innovations (Website:http://www.exinn.net)
Technology and Media Division (TAM) of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) (Web Site: http://www.tamcec.org )
This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number J48742