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ERIC Number: EJ794329
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-1088-3576
The Role of Procedural Integrity: Using Self-Monitoring to Enhance Discrete Trial Instruction (DTI)
Belfiore, Phillip J.; Fritts, Kevin M.; Herman, Brian C.
Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, v23 n2 p95-102 Jun 2008
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of staff video self-monitoring (SM) training on the accuracy of delivering Discrete Trial Instruction (DTI) to students enrolled in a classroom for children with autism. Staff were trained to self-monitor a five-step DTI trial: (a) delivery of discriminative stimulus, (b) wait time for student response, (c) response-specific feedback, (d) immediacy of specific feedback, and (e) latency before delivery of next discriminative stimulus. The dependent measure was the accuracy of completing the five-step trial. Prior to intervention, staff were trained to criteria using videotapes of their teaching in scoring their DTI delivery. A multiple baseline design across staff was used to evaluate the effectiveness of SM. Results showed that video self-monitoring and self-evaluation increased the accuracy of DTI and, more specifically, the accuracy of managing the intertrial interval. (Contains 2 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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