Degree Granting Department
Applied Behavior Analysis
Kimberly Crosland, Ph.D.
Rehearsal, Behavioral Skills Training, Child welfare, Behavior analysis, Services program, Modeling
Behavioral Parent Training refers to a broad range of instructional programs that teach parents and other caregivers ways to build and change behavioral repertoires of children. Most, if not all, such programs employ Behavioral Skills Training (modeling, prompting, role-play practice and feedback) to teach parenting skills. However, specific ways to use prompting during role plays have not been described in the behavioral parent training literature. The present study compared two methods of conducting role plays during parent training. A between group, pretest/posttest design was used to evaluate and compare the effect of using one versus two trainers on the role-play performance of parents and other caregivers involved in the child dependency system. Although both groups' posttest scores improved, there was no statistically significant difference between the one and two trainer groups. It was determined that foster and adoptive parents performed better on posttest measures than did biological parents and relative caregivers, regardless of group assignment.
Scholar Commons Citation
Cripe, Michael M., "Can using one trainer solely to deliver prompts and feedback during role plays increase correct performance of parenting skills in a Behavioral Parent Training program?" (2008). Graduate Theses and Dissertations.