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ERIC Number: EJ884374
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-2154-1647
Training Teachers to Assess the Challenging Behaviors of Students with Autism Using Video Tele-Conferencing
Machalicek, Wendy; O'Reilly, Mark F.; Rispoli, Mandy; Davis, Tonya; Lang, Russell; Franco, Jessica Hetlinger; Chan, Jeffrey M.
Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, v45 n2 p203-215 Jun 2010
We examined the effects of performance feedback provided via video tele-conferencing (VTC) on the acquisition of functional analysis procedures by six teachers. A university supervisor used VTC equipment (i.e., computers equipped with web cameras and Internet) to provide feedback to teachers learning to implement functional analysis conditions (i.e., escape, attention, and play) with students with autism. Multiple baseline designs across teacher-student dyads with embedded multi-element designs were used to evaluate the effects of performance feedback delivered via VTC on the percentage of functional analysis procedures implemented correctly. Results indicated that teachers learned to implement functional analysis conditions following training (M duration of training = 75 minutes; range = 60-95 minutes). Results were maintained for a number of weeks following the termination of performance feedback (M = 5 weeks; range = 4-9 weeks), but teacher performance declined thereafter. Video conferencing technology may provide supervisors an efficacious way to deliver performance feedback to teachers learning research-based strategies. (Contains 2 figures and 1 table.)
Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities, Council for Exceptional Children. DDD, P.O. Box 3512, Fayetteville, AR 72702. Tel: 479-575-3326; Fax: 479-575-6676; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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