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ERIC Number: EJ776450
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 9
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0145-4455
Training Instructional Skills with Paraprofessional Service Providers at a Community-Based Habilitation Setting
Wood, Amanda L.; Luiselli, James K.; Harchik, Alan E.
Behavior Modification, v31 n6 p847-855 2007
The present study evaluates a training program with paraprofessional service providers at a community-based habilitation setting. Four staff were taught to implement alternative and augmentative communication instruction with an adult who had autism and mental retardation through a combination of instruction, demonstration, behavior rehearsal, and performance feedback. Training was conducted under natural conditions at the adult's group home residence. Three of the four staff were able to maintain near-100% instructional accuracy following initial training. The results add to the limited research literature concerning community-based training of direct-care personnel. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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