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ERIC Number: EJ909493
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1750-9467
Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Comprehensive Staff Training Package for Behavioral Interventions for Children with Autism
Weinkauf, Sara M.; Zeug, Nicole M.; Anderson, Claire T.; Ala'i-Rosales, Shahla
Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, v5 n2 p864-871 Apr-Jun 2011
The effectiveness of behavioral interventions for the treatment of young children with autism has been well documented in professional literature. The success of these procedures, however, depends on the fidelity of implementation and proper training of the therapist. The purpose of this study was to evaluate a 125-skill, comprehensive staff training package that involved a graduated sequence of teaching. In addition to changes in skills, participant satisfaction and training time were also assessed. Correct demonstration of skills increased following training, incorrect implementation decreased, teachers rated the procedures favorably, and the total training took between 20 and 32.5 h for over 120 skills to reach mastery criteria. A discussion of the results as well as implications for future research is also provided. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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