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ERIC Number: EJ1196664
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Dec
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1053-0819
Exploring Issues of Generalization and Maintenance in Training Instructional Aides in a Public School Setting
Forte, Solandy; Dorsey, Michael F.; Weiss, Mary Jane; Palmieri, Mark J.; Powers, Michael D.
Journal of Behavioral Education, v27 n4 p435-460 Dec 2018
In today's climate, with the ever-increasing demand for competent behavior analytic services, it is necessary for behavior analysts to work across a variety of settings, including home, school, and community, overseeing instructional aide staff as the frontline providers of applied behavior analysis (ABA) services. It is common practice for ABA practitioners to provide the supervision and training to parents, caregivers, and direct-care staff, who may have limited knowledge and experience within the field of ABA. In 2013, the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB®) initiated an effort to establish standards for the training of instructional aides and direct-care staff in the delivery of instructional and treatment services based on the principles of ABA. This new standard and credential is known as a Registered Behavior Technician™ (RBT®). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the training process outlined by the BACB, focusing specifically on the generalizability and long-term maintenance of newly acquired skills taught through a competency-based approach, to novel opportunities for implementation. Training was conducted through two methods: in vivo training with clients versus role-play with peers. Both these types of staff training approaches are commonly used instructional practices in the field of ABA.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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