+ Site Statistics
+ Search Articles
+ PDF Full Text Service
How our service works
Request PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on Facebook
Follow on Twitter
Follow on LinkedIn
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
Most Shared
PDF Full Text
+ Translate
+ Recently Requested

An evaluation of interactive computer training to teach instructors to implement discrete trials with children with autism



An evaluation of interactive computer training to teach instructors to implement discrete trials with children with autism



Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis 47(4): 765-776



Discrete-trial instruction (DTI) is a teaching strategy that is often incorporated into early intensive behavioral interventions for children with autism. Researchers have investigated time- and cost-effective methods to train staff to implement DTI, including self-instruction manuals, video modeling, and interactive computer training (ICT). ICT combines the best components of self-instruction manuals and video models, and have the same benefits; however, there is limited research on this training method. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to investigate ICT to teach university students to implement DTI with children with autism. All participants' teaching fidelity increased during both role-plays with an adult and instructional sessions with a child with autism. In addition, participants demonstrated an increase in teaching fidelity with untrained instructional programs. All participants were able to complete training in an average of 2 hr, and social validity ratings were high.

Please choose payment method:






(PDF emailed within 0-6 h: $19.90)

Accession: 051485039

Download citation: RISBibTeXText

PMID: 25124298

DOI: 10.1002/jaba.152


Related references

Interactive computer training to teach discrete-trial instruction to undergraduates and special educators in Brazil: A replication and extension. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis 49(4): 780-793, 2016

Training novice instructors to implement errorless discrete-trial teaching: a sequential analysis. Behavior Analysis in Practice 5(2): 13-23, 2012

Parent training: acquisition and generalization of discrete trials teaching skills with parents of children with autism. Research in Developmental Disabilities 28(1): 23-36, 2005

Training adults with an autism spectrum disorder to conduct discrete-trial training for young children with autism: a pilot study. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis 46(2): 465-478, 2013

Evaluation of a self-instructional package on discrete-trials teaching to parents of children with autism. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders 6(4): 1321-1330, 2012

Evaluation of a self-instructional manual for conducting discrete-trials teaching with children with autism. Behavior Modification 33(3): 360-373, 2009

Evaluation of an interactive computer program to teach gram-stain interpretation. Academic Medicine 71(10 Suppl): S100-S102, 1996

Teaching caregivers to implement video modeling imitation training via iPad for their children with autism. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders 6(4): 1389-1400, 2012

The use of a discrimination-training procedure to teach mand variability to children with autism. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis 49(1): 34-48, 2016

Using multiple-exemplar training to teach a generalized repertoire of sharing to children with autism. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis 44(2): 279-294, 2011

Evaluation of a new computer intervention to teach people with autism or Asperger syndrome to recognize and predict emotions in others. Autism 5(3): 299-316, 2001

DTkid: interactive simulation software for training tutors of children with autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 37(4): 637-647, 2007

Increasing reading and communication skills in children with autism through an interactive multimedia computer program. Journal Of Autism & Developmental Disorders. 25(5): 459-480, 1995

Peer-facilitated discrete trial training for children with autism spectrum disorder. School Psychology Quarterly 31(4): 507-521, 2016

Discrete Trial Instruction vs. Mand Training for Teaching Children With Autism to Make Requests. Analysis of Verbal Behavior 24: 69-85, 2008