Title

Co-worker Implemented Job Training: The Use of Coincidental Training and Quality Control Checking Procedures on Food Preparation Skills of Trainees with Mental Retardation

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis

Volume

22

Issue

4

Publisher

Wiley

Publication Date

Winter 1989

First Page

381

Last Page

393

DOI

10.1901/jaba.1989.22-381

Abstract

In two studies, co-workers of persons with disabilities were taught to use coincidental training procedures while completing their own jobs. In Study 1, the effects of coincidental training on the salad-making skills of 3 trainees with mild and moderate mental retardation were evaluated. Coincidental training by co-workers resulted in improved accuracy of the salad-making skills of the trainees. In Study 2, trainees were also coincidentally taught to make quality-control checks of their salads. An alternating treatments and multiple baseline design indicated that the trainees more readily acquired the skills when taught to check the correctness of their work.