Preferred Name

Stacey

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

Date of Graduation

5-6-2021

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)

Department

Department of Educational Foundations and Exceptionalities

Advisor(s)

Dr. Sara Snyder

Dr. Joshua Pulos

Dr. Geralyn Timler

Dr. Mira Williams

Abstract

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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