Date of Award:

12-2019

Document Type:

Dissertation

Degree Name:

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department:

Education

Committee

Thomas S. Higbee

Committee

Timothy Shahan

Committee

Timothy A. Slocum

Abstract

Active shooter events in the U.S. are occurring more often in commercial environment and schools. In these emergency situations educators must quickly decide to complete actions that will protect themselves and their students. Typically, during these situations, the educator should complete in a run, hide, or fight sequence of behaviors. The educator must also consider challenges for their student’s particular disabilities during these situations. Interactive computerized training (ICT) may be one easy method to teach educators these procedures. The purpose of this study was to explore the effectiveness of interactive computerized training to help educators learn how to respond during two active shooter situations when caring for an individual with autism spectrum disorder. After completing the 90 min interactive computerized training, all educators responded correctly to each type of active shooter situation. These correct responses continued after a 2-week period without practice.

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