Association for Behavior Analysis International

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10th International Conference; Stockholm, Sweden; 2019

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Paper Session #109
Telehealth, Technology, and Parent Training
Monday, September 30, 2019
4:30 PM–5:20 PM
Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre, Level 2, C4
Chair: Gita Srikanth (ABA India)
Tele-Health as a Parent Training Platform to Teach Verbal Operants to a Child With Autism
Area: VRB
Domain: Service Delivery
GITA SRIKANTH (ABA India), Swati Narayan (WeCAN, India ABA India )
Abstract: Technology has resulted in the emergence of WhatsApp and FaceTime as competitive alternate training platforms to in-person training sessions. The wide reach of internet based technology has made Tele-health an effective and low-cost method of training parents as interventionists using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The parent of the 6 year old child with autism was trained to work with given set of goals based on the VBMAPP (Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program) assessment.
Staff Coaching to Disseminate a Parent Training Program With Apps in Japan
Area: AUT
Domain: Applied Research
JUN'ICHI YAMAMOTO (Keio University), Atsuko Matsuzaki (Keio University)
Abstract: We have been developing, applying, evaluating, and disseminating a parent training for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in Japan. As the first step, we have developed a parent training. All materials were transferred via apps, and parents were provided an iPod with the apps installed. The author, as a developer, implemented the training using the materials and evaluated the efficacy of the training. As a result, parents improved their intervention skills. Also, the children’s developmental age, developmental quotient, and the number of expressive and receptive vocabularies increased. As the next step, we have developed a Staff Coaching Program to disseminate the parent training to local areas. At Face-to Face Staff Coaching Program, we coached a clinical psychologist face-to-face. The psychologist implemented the parent training for 14 parents of children with ASD below the age of three. As a result, parent’s intervention skills (Fig. 1) and children’s early development score (Fig. 2, Fig.3) improved. At Telehealth Staff Training Program, we are using online WEB coaching for medical staff. The staff received periodical coaching sessions from the author through WEB video meeting system. Implications in relation to the effect and feasibility of the Coaching Program will be provided.



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