Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The effects of positive-interactions staff training on the behavior of staff and clients during small groups in a center-based program of adult day services
by Scoggins, Amanda J., M.A., University of Kansas, 2016, 70; 10163069
Abstract (Summary)

The current study evaluated the effects of positive-interactions training on the extent to which staff had positive interactions with their small groups of clients with severe and/or multiple intellectual and developmental disabilities. Three direct support staff and seven clients at a center-based program of adult day services participated. Staff participants received no formal training during baseline. After baseline, staff participants received positive-interactions training consisting of instructions, modeling, role-playing practice, and feedback across three teaching sessions. Experimental analysis revealed the staff training package increased the quality with which staff interacted with their clients. In addition, findings suggest the intervention may have improved the behavior of clients.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Sherman, James A., Sheldon, Jan B.
Commitee: Strouse, Michael C.
School: University of Kansas
Department: Applied Behavioral Science
School Location: United States -- Kansas
Source: MAI 56/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Behavioral Sciences
Keywords: Adult day services, Center-based program, Intellectual and developmental disabilities, Positive relationship development, Staff training
Publication Number: 10163069
ISBN: 9781369178418
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