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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Evaluating the effectiveness of teacher training in Applied Behaviour Analysis
Authors: Grey, Ian M
Honan, Rita
McClean, Brian
Daly, Michael
Contact Email: michael.daly@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: Applied Behaviour Analysis
autism
behaviour support plan
Ireland
schools
service delivery
Issue Date: Sep-2005
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Citation: Grey IM, Honan R, McClean B & Daly M (2005) Evaluating the effectiveness of teacher training in Applied Behaviour Analysis, Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 9 (3), pp. 209-227.
Abstract: Interventions for children with autism based upon Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) has been repeatedly shown to be related both to educational gains and to reductions in challenging behaviours. However, to date, comprehensive training in ABA for teachers and others have been limited. Over 7 months, 11 teachers undertook 90 hours of classroom instruction and supervision in ABA. Each teacher conducted a comprehensive functional assessment and designed a behaviour support plan targeting one behaviour for one child with an autistic disorder. Target behaviours included aggression, non-compliance and specific educational skills. Teachers recorded observational data for the target behaviour for both baseline and intervention sessions. Support plans produced an average 80 percent change in frequency of occurrence of target behaviours. Questionnaires completed by parents and teachers at the end of the course indicated a beneficial effect for the children and the educational environment. The potential benefits of teacher implemented behavioural intervention are discussed.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/12896
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1744629505056695
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Affiliation: Trinity College, Dublin
Trinity College, Dublin
Brothers of Charity Services Roscommon Ltd
Socio-Management

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