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Date of Award
Dissertation-ISU Access Only
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Department of Psychology: School Psychology
Karla J. Doepke
Training is a critical component of displaying proficiency in any skill. In the human service field training to reach proficiency can be a lengthy process lasting from 8 hours to several days, and in some cases trainees do not reach mastery. Compounded by the high turnover rate of direct-care staff, it is essential that employers utilize cost effective training methods that save on time and money. The current study compared 5-minute live and video trainings to assess the acquisition of Discrete Trial Training (DTT), the generalization of DTT, the accuracy of implementation at a one week follow-up, and the acceptability of each training format. Results indicated that there was not a significant difference between groups as both 5-minute live and video trainings on DTT led to high implementation accuracy during acquisition, generalization, and follow-up, and both trainings were deemed acceptable. Limitations of the current research and future directions are also discussed.
Logue, Jesse, "Acquisition of Discrete Trial Training Skills through Brief Training Modalities: a Comparison of in-Vivo and Video Training with Feedback" (2014). Theses and Dissertations. 245.