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Date of Graduation
Master of Education (MEd)
Department of Educational Foundations and Exceptionalities
Dr. Sara Snyder
Dr. Joshua Pulos
Dr. Geralyn Timler
Dr. Mira Williams
Future and current educators working with students in an early childhood education setting should use positive reinforcement for their students to increase behaviors. If proper assessment of student preferences is ignored reinforcers used in a classroom will prove to be insufficient. The present research sought to determine the feasibility of using behavioral skill training (BST) over a telehealth platform to teach paired stimulus preference assessments to educators. The feasibility of this platform is evident by the rapid skill acquisition and mastery of two preschool educators who accurately completed the component skill necessary to develop a preferential hierarchy. This paper will address the successes and limitations associated with a telehealth training platform. Discussed are also future replications needed to establish this format as one that is effective across populations.
Yuschak, Anastasia, "Finding Reinforcers: Using behavior skills training over telehealth to instruct educators to perform preference assessments with students." (2021). Masters Theses, 2020-current. 83.
Applied Behavior Analysis Commons, Elementary Education and Teaching Commons, Other Teacher Education and Professional Development Commons, Pre-Elementary, Early Childhood, Kindergarten Teacher Education Commons, Special Education and Teaching Commons