ERIC Number: EJ1166838
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Evaluating the Performance Diagnostic Checklist-Human Services to Assess Incorrect Error-Correction Procedures by Preschool Paraprofessionals
Bowe, Melissa; Sellers, Tyra P.
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v51 n1 p166-176 Win 2018
The Performance Diagnostic Checklist-Human Services (PDC-HS) has been used to assess variables contributing to undesirable staff performance. In this study, three preschool teachers completed the PDC-HS to identify the factors contributing to four paraprofessionals' inaccurate implementation of error-correction procedures during discrete trial training sessions. The PDC-HS indicated insufficient training as a contributing factor. We then implemented a nonindicated intervention (posting reminders), followed by an indicated intervention (behavioral skills training). The nonindicated intervention failed to produce desired performance improvements; however, the PDC-HS indicated intervention resulted in improvements for all paraprofessionals.
Descriptors: Performance, Check Lists, Preschool Teachers, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Program Implementation, Job Skills, Intervention, Behavior, Skill Development, Program Effectiveness, Error Correction
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education
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