ERIC Number: EJ1019881
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
Using a Modified Pyramidal Training Model to Teach Special Education Teachers to Conduct Trial-Based Functional Analyses
Kunnavatana, S. Shanun; Bloom, Sarah E.; Samaha, Andrew L.; Lignugaris/Kraft, Benjamin; Dayton, Elizabeth; Harris, Shannon K.
Teacher Education and Special Education, v36 n4 p267-285 Nov 2013
Functional behavioral assessments are commonly used in school settings to assess and develop interventions for problem behavior. The trial-based functional analysis is an approach that teachers can use in their classrooms to identify the function of problem behavior. The current study evaluates the effectiveness of a modified pyramidal training procedure in which special education program coordinators were taught to conduct trial-based functional analyses and then provided support to special education teachers who were taught to conduct trial-based functional analyses and to calculate, graph, and analyze data. After training, the teachers conducted the trial-based functional analysis with over 85% accuracy and demonstrated criterion performance analyzing and graphing data. Accuracy was maintained during in-situ generalization probes conducted with two of the teachers.
Descriptors: Functional Behavioral Assessment, Special Education Teachers, Faculty Development, Teaching Methods, Training Methods, Behavior Problems, Data Collection, Data Analysis, Graphs, Coaching (Performance), Rural Schools, Role Playing, Feedback (Response), Program Effectiveness, Teacher Competencies
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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