Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Science


Behavior Analysis and Therapy

First Advisor

Dixon, Mark


AN ABSTRACT OF THE THESIS OFJennifer L. West, for the Master of Science degree in Applied Behavior Analysis, presented on June 22, 2020, at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. TITLE: TELEHEALTH PARENT TRAINING FOR EQUIVALENCE BASED INSTRUCTIONMAJOR PROFESSOR: Dr. Mark Dixon The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the effectiveness of teaching derived geographic skills to two children with disabilities through the use of conditional discrimination training and testing procedures. A multiple baseline across subjects was used in which non-reinforced probes were initially taken across six different stimulus relations. Afterwards various series of trial blocks of conditional discrimination training for the A-B and B-C relations occurred, as well as tests for the C-D derived relations. Performance rose above baseline levels. Implications for caretakers are provided suggesting that with remote guidance caretakers can effectively administer such interventions to persons with disabilities. KEYWORDS: Equivalence based instruction, Telehealth, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Parent Training.




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