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ERIC Number: EJ859308
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8855
The Effects of Behavioral Skills Training on Implementation of the Picture Exchange Communication System
Rosales, Rocio; Stone, Karen; Rehfeldt, Ruth Anne
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v42 n3 p541-549 Fall 2009
The effectiveness of a behavioral skills training (BST) package to teach the implementation of the first three phases of the picture exchange communication system (PECS) was evaluated with 3 adults who had no history teaching any functional communication system. A multiple baseline design across participants was used to evaluate the effectiveness of the training package, which consisted of a video, written and verbal instructions, modeling, rehearsal, and feedback. Results showed significant improvements relative to baseline in a short amount of training time and that skills generalized to a learner with a severe developmental disability. Skills were maintained at 1 month follow-up for 1 participant. (Contains 1 figure and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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