Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Evaluation of the Efficacy of Staff Training to Conduct a Free Operant Preference Assessment
by Sanchez-Huerta, Denise, M.A., The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 2016, 35; 10131832
Abstract (Summary)

The efficacy of a staff training procedure comprised of video review, role play, and verbal feedback to train three paraprofessionals who worked with adults with intellectual disabilities at an adult day center was evaluated. The paraprofessionals were trained to conduct a brief 5-min free operant preference assessment following a 10-step task analysis within the context of the staff training procedure. Results showed that all three paraprofessionals were able to accurately implement a free operant preference assessment with clients at the adult day center following training. Training was also shown to be time efficient, only requiring 3 to 7 training sessions, with each session lasting approximately 10 minutes in length, including set up of materials.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Morrison, Leslie
Commitee: Carlson, Eric
School: The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Department: Applied Behavioral Analysis
School Location: United States -- Illinois
Source: MAI 55/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Behavioral Sciences, Occupational psychology, Curriculum development
Keywords: Assessment, Employee, Feedback, Performance, Staff, Training
Publication Number: 10131832
ISBN: 978-1-339-89603-8
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