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ERIC Number: EJ861334
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1555-7855
Group Training of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Knowledge Competencies to Community-Based Service Providers for Adults with Developmental Disabilities
Luiselli, James K.; St. Amand, CarrieAnne; MaGee, Christine; Sperry, James M.
International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy, v4 n1 p41-47 2008
We describe a training program to teach applied behavior analysis (ABA) knowledge competencies to paraprofessional staff (N = 47) at a habilitation services agency for adults with developmental disabilities. Before and following training, staff completed assessment of knowledge tests for three content areas: basic learning principles, instructional strategies, and prompting and prompt-fading methods. Training was implemented in a group format that included a standardized curriculum, didactic presentation, case illustration, and directed discussion. Average tests scores (percent correct) for the three ABA knowledge competencies increased from pretraining to posttraining. Practical considerations relative to large-scale staff training are discussed. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
Joseph Cautilli, Ph.D. & The Behavior Analyst Online Organization. 535 Queen Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147-3220. Tel: 215-462-6737; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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