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ERIC Number: EJ1072109
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Abstractor: As Provided
Post-Training Discrete-Trial Teaching Performance by Instructors of Young Children with Autism in Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention
Ryan, Carolyn S.; Hemmes, Nancy S.
Behavior Analyst Today, v6 n1 p1-12 2005
The current study examined instructors' discrete-trial teaching responses after a performance-based training procedure in which instructors were required to demonstrate criterion-level performance on written and oral quizzes and on performance demonstrations. Twelve discrete-trial teaching responses were labeled and operationally defined. Post-training measures of the target responses were obtained during home-based early intervention teaching sessions with young children with autism. The director provided discrete-trial performance feedback to the instructor after each session. Mean accuracy of performance for the instructors was 92% or above across 10 sessions. These data were contrasted with the substantially lower levels of accuracy from normative data of instructors conducting sessions in a comparable setting. These data suggest the importance of requiring criterion-level performance during training.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Behavior Modification, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Special Education Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Young Children, Training, Accuracy, Early Intervention, Instructional Effectiveness
Joseph Cautilli, Ph.D. & The Behavior Analyst Online Organization. 535 Queen Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147-3220. Tel: 215-462-6737; Web site: http://www.baojournal.com/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
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