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An evaluation of a self-instructional package for teaching tutors to conduct discrete-trials teaching with children with autism

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dc.contributor.supervisor Martin, Garry (Psychology) en_US
dc.contributor.author Wightman, Jade
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-10T13:42:37Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-10T13:42:37Z
dc.date.issued 2012-04-10
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/5281
dc.description.abstract The present study examined the effectiveness of a self-instructional package for teaching discrete-trials teaching (DTT) to Applied Behaviour Analysis tutors at the St.Amant Applied Behaviour Analysis Program for Children with Autism. A modified multiple- baseline design across participants was used, and replicated six times. An AB design was used for one participant. The training package include a self-instructional manual, video demonstrations, and self-practice. Participants required an average of 3 hours and 56 minutes to master the manual. Eleven of the 13 participants achieved the mastery criterion during the post-training assessment. Mean DTT accuracy increased from 46.2% to 85.5% (a statistically significant increase). One tutor participated in a generalization phase with a child with autism, and their DTT accuracy averaged 80.1%. The results suggest that the self-instructional package appears to be an effective tool for teaching newly-hired tutors to conduct DTT. en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject discrete-trials teaching en_US
dc.subject autism en_US
dc.subject applied behavior analysis en_US
dc.subject self-instructional package en_US
dc.title An evaluation of a self-instructional package for teaching tutors to conduct discrete-trials teaching with children with autism en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.type master thesis en_US
dc.degree.discipline Psychology en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Fazzio, Daniela (Psychology) Yu, C.T. (Psychology) Hrycaiko, Dennis (Kinesiology and Recreation Management) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts (M.A.) en_US
dc.description.note May 2012 en_US


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