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45th Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2019

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Symposium #440
CE Offered: BACB
Evaluating Data Collection Procedures During Discrete Trial Teaching
Monday, May 27, 2019
10:00 AM–10:50 AM
Hyatt Regency East, Lobby Level, Plaza Ballroom AB
Area: AUT; Domain: Service Delivery
Chair: Joseph H. Cihon (Autism Partnership Foundation; Endicott College)
Discussant: Robert K. Ross (Beacon ABA Services)
CE Instructor: Robert K. Ross, M.S.
Abstract:

There are several data collection procedures available to the interventionist during discrete trial teaching (DTT). These include, but are not limited to, first trial data collection, probe data, trial-by-trial data collection, and estimation data. This symposium features two comparisons of trial-by-trial and estimation data during DTT in two different instructional formats. The first presentation compared the two data collection procedures while teaching tact relations in a one-to-one instructional format. The second presentation extends the findings of the first by comparing the two data collection procedures while teaching tact relations in a group instructional format. The symposium will close with comments on the relative strengths and limitations of presentations as well as future areas of research and practice.

Instruction Level: Intermediate
Keyword(s): data collection, DTT, estimation
Target Audience:

Any individual providing supervision of staff providing ABA-based intervention for individuals diagnosed with autism will benefit from this symposium in addition to those providing direct intervention. Clinical or site directors in charge of making data based decisions and determining data collection systems for use agency wide will also benefit from this symposium.

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the symposium, the participants will be able to: 1. identify and describe the conditions under which various data collection systems are more or less preferred within a DTT context 2. identify the strengths and limitations of at least two approaches of data collection within a DTT context 3. describe the methods to collect estimation data when using DTT to train tact relations for individuals diagnosed with autism within group and one-on-one instructional formats
 

A Comparison of Data Collection Procedures Used During Discrete Trial Teaching to Teach Tact Relations

ANNA DOTSON (Autism Partnership Foundation Academy), Julia Ferguson (Autism Partnership Foundation), Justin B. Leaf (Autism Partnership Foundation; Endicott College), Christine Milne-Seminara (Autism Partnership Foundation; Endicott College), Joseph H. Cihon (Autism Partnership Foundation; Endicott College), John James McEachin (Autism Partnership), Ronald Leaf (Autism Partnership)
Abstract:

There are many data collection procedures utilized during discrete trial teaching (DTT) including first trial data collection, probe data, trial-by-trial data collection, and estimation data. Continuous, or trial-by-trial, data collection consists of the interventionist collecting data on learner behavior on each trial. Estimation data consists of the interventionist estimating learner performance after a teaching session using a rating scale. The purpose of the present study was to compare trial-by-trial data collection to estimation data collection during DTT to teach children expressive labels. The data collection procedures were examined in terms of accuracy of data collection, efficiency of teaching (i.e., number of trials delivered per session), and rate of child acquisition of targets. Results of the adapted alternating treatment design replicated across three participants and multiple targets will be discussed.

 

Comparing Two Data Collection Procedures When Using Discrete Trial Teaching to Teach Tact Relations Within a Group Instructional Format

ASIM JAVED (Autism Partnership Foundation Academy), Julia Ferguson (Autism Partnership Foundation), Amanda Griffin (Autism Partnership), Tracey Terhune (Autism Partnership), Christine Milne-Seminara (Autism Partnership Foundation; Endicott College), Joseph H. Cihon (Autism Partnership Foundation; Endicott College), Justin B. Leaf (Autism Partnership Foundation; Endicott College)
Abstract:

Most research comparing data collection procedures has been done during one-to-one discrete trial teaching (DTT; e.g., Cummings & Carr, 2009; Taubman, Leaf, McEachin, Papovich, & Leaf, 2013). This study aimed to extend previous literature comparing continuous methods of data collection to estimation data but this time implementing the data collection procedures within group discrete trial teaching with three individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Group discrete trial teaching was completed in a classroom setting using relevant academic targets for each child. The data collection procedures were examined in terms of accuracy of data collection, efficiency of teaching (i.e., number of trials delivered per session), and rate of child acquisition of targets. Results of the adapted alternating treatment design replicated across sets and multiple targets will be discussed.

 

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