Behavioral skills training was used to teach 3 parents to implement discrete-trial teaching with their children with developmental disabilities. Parents learned to implement discrete-trial training, their skills generalized to novel programs, and the children’s correct responding increased, suggesting that behavioral skills training is an effective and efficient method of teaching discrete-trial teaching to parents.
Training parent implementation of discrete-trial teaching
Effects on generalization of parent teaching and child correct responding
DESCRIPTORS: autism, behavioral skills training, developmental disabilities, discrete-trial teaching, imitation, parent training