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Teaching a mother to use behavioural skills training with her child with autism spectrum disorder Van Der Hijde, Rebecca
Behavioural skills training (BST) involves delivering instructions, modeling, and rehearsal with feedback. Behavioural skills training is used to train caregivers, staff working with individuals with developmental disabilities, and to teach skills to individuals with developmental disabilities. This study is the second study to date to explore training a family member how to implement BST (Stewart, Carr, and LeBlanc, 2007) and is the first study to date to teach a parent how to generate a task analysis. The purpose of this study was to train a parent to implement BST with her child with autism spectrum disorder. A concurrent multiple probe across tasks design was used to teach a parent to generate a task analysis and implement BST. The training package was effective for teaching the parent to generate a task analysis and implement BST to teach three tasks to her child with autism spectrum disorder (e.g., tying a bow). The parent in this study demonstrated generalization across tasks in both the task analysis and BST stages. The results of the study are discussed in terms of implications for clinical practice and directions for future research.
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