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2013 Master's Level Graduate Research Conference

Session I - Session II - Session III

Presentation of Synchronous Online Parent Skill Training

This presentation identifies will describe an ongoing study examining the effectiveness of an online training program to equip parents of autistic children with knowledge and skills of empirically-based behavioral procedures to teach their child desirable behaviors. Parents are an essential element in treatment services for their child with autism; however it can be expensive and time-consuming to teach them how to develop their child’s adaptive behaviors, especially if the family resides in a rural area. Not only does this online training program feature interactive internet instruction of basic content in behavioral psychology, but also synchronous web-based video interactions (parent rehearsal of techniques with their child and performance feedback provided by a qualified professional) to hone parents’ teaching skills. Systematic research is being conducted in an iterative fashion to evaluate and replicate the effectiveness of this online parent training program. Measures of parents’ knowledge and skills before, during, and immediately after the online instructional program will be presented.

Presenter: Liam Cerveny (SUNY Brockport) -- lcerv1@u.brockport.edu
Topic: Psychology - Panel
Location: 219 Hartwell
Time: 9 am (Session I)