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Date of Graduation

Spring 2013

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Department of Graduate Psychology


With the rate of Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorder rising, the demand for applied behavior analytic services has also increased. This has caused considerable concern in the area of training for direct care professionals. Intervention fidelity relies heavily on the adequacy of the training procedures implemented with the direct care staff. In the present study, two undergraduate practicum students were recruited through a public four-year university in Virginia and received training in Child-Directed Interaction (CDI) and Incidental Teaching (IT). The training program was multi-faceted and included performance-based immediate feedback via a Bug-in-the-ear (BIE) device. The study took place in two different rooms of an Inter- Professional Autism Clinic. The study was a multiple baseline design across participants, behaviors, and settings. The purpose was to evaluate the efficacy of BIE feedback in a training program. Bug-in-the-Ear Feedback was effective in training both CDI and IT behaviors.

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