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Thesis - Pacific Access Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.)



First Advisor

Scott Jensen

First Committee Member

Tracy Larson


Collectively known as Behavioral Skills Training (BST), instruction, modeling, rehearsal, and feedback procedures are often used in parent training programs. A nonconcurrent multiple baseline, single-subject component analysis of BST procedures was conducted with 12 parents of children aged 2-4 years in their homes. Written instructions, video modeling, and rehearsal-feedback training conditions were counterbalanced and randomly assigned to each parent. The frequency and quality of parent praise were measured during structured free-play and cleanup observations. BST 6 procedures produced comparable results in praise frequency and quality. For all parents, the cleanup scenario was associated with higher praise frequency than the play scenario. Common trends observed in the data and limitations of the study are discussed, along with directions for future component analysis research on BST procedures.



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