Graduation Year

2014

Document Type

Thesis

Degree

M.A.

Degree Granting Department

Child and Family Studies

Major Professor

Rose Iovannone

Keywords

behavior tools, classroom, prompt, teacher training, visual prompt

Abstract

Studies on the "Tools" for Positive Behavior Change were originally conducted with people involved in the foster care system. Few studies have conducted the trainings in classroom environments to increase the positive interactions between teachers and their students. Numerous studies have demonstrated the usefulness of behavioral skills training in teaching a wide variety of behavioral skills; however, relatively few of them have shown generalization to their natural environment and maintenance of appropriate responding following the training. Methods of prompting following the initial trainings that have been utilized are often quite intrusive especially when it interrupts the flow of the participants' natural environment. For this study, a multiple-baseline ABC across participants design was utilized to assess the combination of behavioral skills training to teach "Tools" for responding to child behavior with a less intrusive method of prompting in the form of visual prompts that are embedded into the training to maintain the skills acquired following the training.

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