This episode of The Hoot Chronicles came out on 19th September and you can listen to it on our podcast Chirping with ABA Owls. This should take you to our podcast page or you can listen on iTunes, Podbean and other podcasting apps.
Every month, we discuss a book or article(s) that we find interesting – For this episode, we delve into a study done on needle phobia. Most specifically: Increasing activity attendance and engagement in individuals with dementia using descriptive prompts.
This study was published in 2008 and we will add the links for it at the end of this post.
About the authors
There are 4 authors, all from Saint Cloud State University. We will give you a bit of information on the first author, Shasta Breske.
Breske’s experience ranges from implementing early intervention ABA services at the Croyden Avenue School to being a leader of multidisciplinary patient care teams, and acting as state director of a national network of health and human services providers.
In 2017 she established Bright Behaviour, Inc. which serves and supports children ages 2-7 diagnosed with Autism, Down syndrome., and developmental delays.
You can find out more on their website: https://brightbehaviorinc.com
What is the topic?
It is a journal article to demonstrate the research conducted to assess whether people with dementia will increase their attendance and engagement in activities if these activities are described to them.
Who should read this article?
A wide range of people and professionals could benefit from reading this article – anyone who supports people with dementia (carers, nurses, family members, etc.).
The article does have some ABA jargon but it’s still understandable for people who are not in the ABA field.
Where can you get the article?
There are various online platforms, such as google scholar, wiley library, research gate, etc. You can find this article on the National Library of Medicine and Research Gate.
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Thank you for reading,
Carla and Lauren