Improving parent implementation of discrete trial teaching
Rebecca P. Fallows MacDonald, Bethany L. McNamara
Date of Award
Master of Science
Department or Academic Unit
Bouvé College of Health Sciences. Department of Counseling and Applied Educational Psychology.
discrete trial teaching, behavioral skills training
Autistic children - Rehabilitation - Standards, Autistic children - Education - Standards, Evidence-based psychiatry, Evidence-based pediatrics
Two parents were taught to implement discrete trial teaching using a combination of written and verbal instruction and were asked to run trials targeting a ready for instruction response with their children. Video self-monitoring was then used to increase performance. Accuracy of implementation increased significantly for both parent participants following video self-monitoring, resulting in increased performance of the child participants as well. Although performance increased when teaching a ready for instruction response, generalization did not occur when parents were asked to implement a novel program. Reimplementation of video self-monitoring again resulted in dramatic effects and increased performance to previous levels. Implications of this study indicate it may be possible to increase accuracy of implementation of discrete trial teaching without providing direct feedback from a trained therapist.
Knight, Daniel, "Improving parent implementation of discrete trial teaching using video self-monitoring" (2010). Applied Behavioral Analysis Master's Theses. Paper 19. http://hdl.handle.net/2047/d20000231
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