Culminating Project Title
Date of Award
Culminating Project Type
Applied Behavior Analysis: M.S.
Community Psychology, Counseling and Family Therapy
School of Health and Human Services
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Keywords and Subject Headings
parents, caregivers, autism, visual activity schedules, behavioral skills training
Much of the extant research on visual activity schedules (VAS) involves professional behavior change agents, such as experimenters, therapists, and teachers, with little information about parent implementation in the home environment. The behavioral skills training (BST) literature also lacks studies on training implementation of activity schedules. A BST procedure consisting of instructions, modeling, rehearsal, and feedback was used to teach parents of three children with autism to implement a VAS intervention at home. Experimental control was demonstrated using a multiple baseline design across parent-child dyads. Results showed that the BST procedure was effective in training parents to conduct a 50-component task analysis with high fidelity. Child on-task and on-schedule behaviors also improved significantly as a result of the intervention. Social validity was assessed via a 10-item questionnaire after completion of follow-up. Strengths and limitations are discussed, as well as implications for future research.
Wong, Lillian, "Training Parent Implementation of a Visual Activity Schedule Treatment Package" (2016). Culminating Projects in Community Psychology, Counseling and Family Therapy. 19.