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ERIC Number: EJ820615
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1750-9467
Instructing University Students to Conduct Discrete-Trials Teaching with Children with Autism
Fazzio, Daniela; Martin, Garry L.; Arnal, Lindsay; Yu, Dickie C. T.
Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, v3 n1 p57-66 Jan 2009
Although the demand for training individuals to implement discrete-trials teaching (DTT) is high, published studies on strategies to do so are few. We used a modified multiple-baseline design across participants to evaluate a training package for teaching university students to implement a 19-component DTT procedure to teach three tasks to a confederate role-playing a child with autism. Also, in an AB within-subject design with each participant, we compared the two components of the training package, a self-instructional manual and feedback plus demonstration. After an average of 2.6 h to master the training manual, participants' DTT accuracy while teaching a confederate improved from 34% in baseline to 66%. After one to three sessions of feedback plus demonstration of teaching one task, DTT performance averaged 92% on that task. Participants' DTT performance generalized to the other two tasks (mean accuracy of 94%) and to teaching the tasks to a child with autism (mean accuracy of 91%). (Contains 1 figure and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Students; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A