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Scholars Day: April 9, 2014

Online Performance-Based Parent Training

There has been little research conducted concerning online performance based training. An advantage to using this approach is that the parents can stay in their homes while participating in the study and the children do not have to play in an unfamiliar environment. This allows research to be done with families in any location and is very convenient to the participants. The purpose of this study is to test the effectiveness of an online parent-training program specially designed for parents of children with autism. A behavior specialist will be conducting training with the parent, and a research team will evaluate the results after the experiment has been completed. To evaluate the program, the parents are observed playing with their children before, during and after the online instructional program is implemented. Using a multiple baseline design, the behavioral techniques and skills of the parents as well as the children will be measured and compared across baseline and training phases by a research team via video analysis. The results of this study may pave the way for future research in online training and early intervention with children.

Please note that presentation times are approximate. If you are interested in attending sessions with multiple presentations, please be in the room at the start of the session.
Presenters: Olivia Lee (Undergraduate Student)
Robyn Medved (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: Psychology
Location: 102 Edwards
Time: 9:20 am Session I