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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

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Master of Education (MEd)


Department of Educational Foundations and Exceptionalities


Sara Snyder

Joshua Pulos

Geralyn Timler

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.



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