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ERIC Number: EJ1136748
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8855
Evaluation of a Telehealth Training Package to Remotely Train Staff to Conduct a Preference Assessment
Higgins, William J.; Luczynski, Kevin C.; Carroll, Regina A.; Fisher, Wayne W.; Mudford, Oliver C.
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v50 n2 p238-251 Spr 2017
Recent advancements in telecommunication technologies make it possible to conduct a variety of healthcare services remotely (e.g., behavioral-analytic intervention services), thereby bridging the gap between qualified providers and consumers in isolated locations. In this study, web-based telehealth technologies were used to remotely train direct-care staff to conduct a multiple-stimulus-without-replacement preference assessment. The training package included three components: (a) a multimedia presentation; (b) descriptive feedback from previously recorded baseline sessions; and (c) scripted role-play with immediate feedback. A nonconcurrent, multiple-baseline-across-participants design was used to demonstrate experimental control. Training resulted in robust and immediate improvements, and these effects maintained during 1- to 2-month follow-up observations. In addition, participants expressed high satisfaction with the web-based materials and the overall remote-training experience.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: US Department of Defense
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: AR100184