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Training Individuals to Implement Applied Behavior Analytic Procedures via Telehealth: A Systematic Review of the Literature

Tomlinson, Serena Rose Louisa, Gore, Nick J., McGill, Peter (2018) Training Individuals to Implement Applied Behavior Analytic Procedures via Telehealth: A Systematic Review of the Literature. Journal of Behavioral Education, . ISSN 1053-0819. (doi:10.1007/s10864-018-9292-0)

Abstract

The purpose of this article is to summarize literature relating to training individuals to implement applied behavior analytic procedures via telehealth and identify any gaps in the evidence base for this type of support. A systematic literature search revealed 20 articles focusing on training individuals to implement specific ABA techniques via telehealth. The Evaluative Method (Reichow et al. in J Austism Dev Disord 38:1311–1319, 2008; Reichow, in: Reichow, Doehring, Cicchetti, Volkmar (eds) Evidence-based practices and treatments for children with autism, Springer, New York, Reichow 2011) was used to assess the methodological quality of included articles. Results indicated that individuals were trained to implement a range of techniques, including assessments, targeted interventions, and specific teaching techniques. Socially significant outcomes were reported for clients in the form of reduced challenging behavior and increased skills. Trainee fidelity following training via telehealth was variable, and barriers related to the use of telehealth were highlighted. Where evaluated, cost and travel burdens were considerably lower than support provided in-person. The emerging literature is promising and suggests that telehealth may be an effective means of training individuals in ABA techniques; however, wider issues and practical implications related to the use of telehealth should be considered and are discussed as it relates to ABA providers.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/s10864-018-9292-0
Uncontrolled keywords: Telehealth, Systematic review, Applied behavior analysis, Training, Videoconferencing
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Serena Tomlinson
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2018 09:52 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 20:20 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/66290 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Tomlinson, Serena Rose Louisa: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1299-5909
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