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ERIC Number: EJ820634
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0891-4222
The Effect of Peer-to-Peer Training on Staff Interactions with Adults with Dual Diagnoses
Finn, Lori L.; Sturmey, Peter
Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v30 n1 p96-106 Jan-Feb 2009
Researchers have demonstrated the importance of training behavioral skills to staff members working with consumers with developmental disabilities. A training program that does not rely solely on consultants or administrators may benefit human services agencies that have limited resources to allocate to training. In the present study, the experimenters used a multiple-baseline-across-participants-experimental design to assess the effectiveness of a peer-to-peer staff-training program. The experimenters used instruction, modeling, practice, and feedback to teach habilitation specialists to train their co-workers to interact frequently and positively with adults with psychiatric disorders and developmental disabilities in a day habilitation setting. All trainees increased interactions and/or positive statements as a function of the training program. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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