The tickle box assistive technology device piloted on a young woman with fragile X syndrome

K. Riley, C. Bodine, J. Hills, L. W. Gane, J. Sandstrum, Randi J Hagerman

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A pilot study was conducted regarding the use of an assistive technology device to improve daily living activities in a young woman with fragile X syndrome with low average intelligence. Baseline data was recorded on a data sheet, by the subject and her mother, on a series of activities of daily living skills which she was routinely having difficulty completing using a low-tech device (a written checklist). The Tickle Box (Adaptive Learning Company) was then introduced and the data collected using the same format. Data collected during a six week trial was then analyzed. There was a statistically significant difference overall on the number of tasks completed during the trial period (t=2.84, p< .05).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)138-142
Number of pages5
JournalMental Health Aspects of Developmental Disabilities
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes



  • Assistive technology
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Fragile X syndrome
  • Mental retardation
  • Psychiatric disorder

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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