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ERIC Number: EJ1179474
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jun
Pages: 51
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1053-0819
Training Individuals to Implement Applied Behavior Analytic Procedures via Telehealth: A Systematic Review of the Literature
Tomlinson, Serena R. L.; Gore, Nick; McGill, Peter
Journal of Behavioral Education, v27 n2 p172-222 Jun 2018
The purpose of this article is to summarize literature relating to training individuals to implement applied behavior analytic procedures via telehealth and identify any gaps in the evidence base for this type of support. A systematic literature search revealed 20 articles focusing on training individuals to implement specific ABA techniques via telehealth. "The Evaluative Method" (Reichow et al. in "J Autism Dev Disord" 38:1311-1319, 2008; Reichow, in: Reichow, Doehring, Cicchetti, Volkmar (eds) "Evidence-based practices and treatments for children with autism," Springer, New York, Reichow 2011) was used to assess the methodological quality of included articles. Results indicated that individuals were trained to implement a range of techniques, including assessments, targeted interventions, and specific teaching techniques. Socially significant outcomes were reported for clients in the form of reduced challenging behavior and increased skills. Trainee fidelity following training via telehealth was variable, and barriers related to the use of telehealth were highlighted. Where evaluated, cost and travel burdens were considerably lower than support provided in-person. The emerging literature is promising and suggests that telehealth may be an effective means of training individuals in ABA techniques; however, wider issues and practical implications related to the use of telehealth should be considered and are discussed as it relates to ABA providers.
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Language: English
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