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ERIC Number: EJ1053369
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0021-8855
An Evaluation of the Performance Diagnostic Checklist-Human Services to Assess an Employee Performance Problem in a Center-Based Autism Treatment Facility
Ditzian, Kyle; Wilder, David A.; King, Allison; Tanz, Jeanine
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v48 n1 p199-203 Spr 2015
The Performance Diagnostic Checklist-Human Services (PDC-HS) is an informant-based tool designed to assess the environmental variables that contribute to poor employee performance in human services settings. We administered the PDC-HS to 3 supervisors to assess the variables that contributed to poor performance by 4 staff members when securing clients in therapy rooms at a treatment center for children with autism. The PDC-HS identified a lack of appropriate consequences as contributing to poor staff performance. We then evaluated a PDC-HS-indicated intervention as well as an intervention not suggested by PDC-HS results. The PDC-HS-indicated intervention (graphed feedback) was effective to increase performance; the non-PDC-HS-based intervention was ineffective.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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