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Effects of Training, Prompting, and Self-Monitoring on Staff Behavior in a Classroom for Students with Varied Exceptionalities

Title: The Effects of Training, Prompting, and Self-Monitoring on Staff Behavior in a Classroom for Students with Varied Exceptionalities.
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Name(s): Seligson, Erin C., author
Bailey, Jon S., professor directing thesis
Plant, Ashby, committee member
Schatschneider, Christopher, committee member
Department of Psychology, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2004
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Staff who aid teachers in classrooms for children with special needs are not always well prepared for their jobs. Oftentimes in-service training is offered and no follow up on their behavior or improvement is noted. This lack of training can interfere with the quality of education for children in the class and with the implementation of any behavioral programs in effect for the class. The present study offered very brief in-service training to recently hired instructional assistants in a classroom for students with varied exceptionalities. Experiementers visually analyzed the results and noted that no improvement from baseline occurred. A treatment package of prompting the opportunity for a behavior to occur and self-monitoring with accuracy feedback was then introduced as a moving treatments design across behaviors. Results showed a marked improvement for two of three participants, and moderate improvement for the third. The improvements were visually significant during observation sessions although little assessment of generalized results occurred.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-1822 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Thesis Submitted to the Department of Psychology in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Science.
Degree Awarded: Summer Semester, 2004.
Date of Defense: June 18, 2004.
Keywords: Token Economy, Staff Training, Paraprofessionals, Instructional Assistants, Applied Behavior Analysis, Self-Monitor, Tactile Prompt, Special Education, Varied Exceptionalities
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory committee: Jon S. Bailey, Professor Directing Thesis; Ashby Plant, Committee Member; Christopher Schatschneider, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Psychology
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-1822
Owner Institution: FSU

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Seligson, E. C. (2004). The Effects of Training, Prompting, and Self-Monitoring on Staff Behavior in a Classroom for Students with Varied Exceptionalities. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-1822