Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Journal of Behavioral Education

Volume

27

Issue

4

Publisher

SpringerLink

Publication Date

9-28-2018

First Page

1

Last Page

34

Abstract

Efficient and effective training strategies for paraprofessionals in special education settings face many challenges. Interactive computerized training (ICT) - a self-paced program that incorporates audio narration, video models, interactive activities, and competency checks - is one potential solution. ICT has been successful in training college students and special education teachers to implement discrete trial instruction (DTI), but its effectiveness to train paraprofessionals is unknown. Using a multiple-baseline design, we evaluated the feasibility of ICT, the fidelity of implementation of DTI increased for all participants when implemented with a student in their classroom, However competency varied. We added additional training components that progressed from low to more intensive feedback delivered remotely in attempt to increase fidelity to 90% or higher implementation. We also evaluated generalization to novel instructional programs and maintenance of instruction in the absence of feedback

Comments

This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in Journal of Behavioral Education. The final authenticated version is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10864-018-9308-9

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