Hanna C. (Hanna Christian) Rue
Karen E. Gould, Shawn Kenyon
Date of Award
Master of Applied Behavior Analysis
Department or Academic Unit
Bouvé College of Health Sciences. Department of Counseling and Applied Educational Psychology.
counseling psychology, Discrete trial instruction, staff training, treatment integrity, video modeling
Teachers - Training of, Autistic children - Education
The purpose of the current study was to determine if a short video would be an effective training strategy to teach staff at a private school for children with autism to implement a discrete trial session. The participants were 3 new teacher's assistants at the school. During baseline the participants were asked to perform a discrete trial session, with the materials provided, to the best of their ability. Training consisted of a 3m 17s video depicting an experimenter implementing a discrete trial session without a voiceover. Data was collected on 10 discrete trial components using the discrete trial checklist described by Catania et al. (2009). Results indicated that the video was an effective method for training staff to implement a discrete trial session. All 3 participants increased their accuracy implementing the discrete trial skills and met mastery criteria within 6 sessions of watching the video.
Shapiro, Emily, "The use of video modeling to teach staff to implement discrete trial sessions" (2011). Applied Behavioral Analysis Master's Theses. Paper 56. http://hdl.handle.net/2047/d20001028
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