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ERIC Number: EJ794324
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 9
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-1088-3576
Promoting the Generalization of Paraprofessional Discrete Trial Teaching Skills
Bolton, Janice; Mayer, Michele D.
Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, v23 n2 p103-111 2008
This study investigated the effectiveness of a brief staff training procedure aimed at promoting the generalization of accurate implementation of discrete trial instruction from the training environment to the teaching environment. Three bachelor's-level paraprofessionals received classroom training using a training package that included didactic instruction, modeling, general case instruction, and practice with specific performance feedback. Participants were required to meet performance criteria of 98% accuracy or better to exit training. After successfully completing the training program, participants were followed into the treatment environment and shown to maintain a high level of treatment integrity in implementing varied discrete trial programs with children in early intervention and school-age services for periods of up to 23 weeks. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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