Abstract

Many of the behavioral interventions that students receive within the schools are provided by paraprofessionals, but there is little research related to their ability to provide interventions with acceptable fidelity of implementation. The purpose of this study was to examine whether paraprofessionals can provide behavioral intervention to students with adequate fidelity of implementation when provided with a short training and performance feedback through email. An ABC with replication design was utilized to examine the effect performance feedback on fidelity of implementation. Fidelity of implementation was measured using direct observation by the consultant as well as self-report of fidelity of implementation by the paraprofessionals. Fidelity of implementation was highest when graphical performance feedback through email was utilized when compared to other phases. Paraprofessionals were able to provide behavioral interventions to students with high fidelity of implementation when they were provided with a short training session and performance feedback was utilized.

Advisor

Carlos J. Panahon

First Committee Member

Kevin J. Filter

Second Committee Member

Daniel D. Houlihan

Third Committee Member

Sean T. Wachsmuth

Date of Degree

2015

Language

english

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree

Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)

Department

Psychology

College

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License

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