Association for Behavior Analysis International

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48th Annual Convention; Boston, MA; 2022

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Paper Session #485
CE Offered: BACB
A Review of Training Applications Via Telehealth to Teach Individuals Implementation of Behavior-Analytic Procedures
Monday, May 30, 2022
12:00 PM–12:25 PM
Meeting Level 2; Room 254B
Area: AUT
Instruction Level: Basic
Chair: Estefania Carla Alarcon Moya (Florida Institute of Technology; CeABA Chile)
CE Instructor: Estefania Carla Alarcon Moya, M.A.
A Review of Training Applications Via Telehealth to Teach Individuals Implementation of Behavior-Analytic Procedures
Domain: Service Delivery
ESTEFANIA CARLA ALARCON MOYA (Florida Institute of Technology; CeABA Chile), Rachael Tilka (Florida Institute of Technology), Lauren Elizabeth Rivera (Florida Institute of Technology), Candace R Fay (Florida Institute of Technology; Acorn Health)
Abstract: The literature on telehealth-mediated ABA service delivery is proliferating to support practitioners in mitigating the adverse effects associated with the sudden need to suspend face-to-face services due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Nonetheless, since the pre-pandemic era, many have argued telehealth may be a cost-effective solution to the shortage of ABA practitioners in rural areas of the United States and internationally. The telehealth model is here to stay, and efforts to inform on best practices are an immediate and ongoing necessity. Thus, this presentation will review the current telehealth literature and compare the effects of different remote training components (e.g., antecedent and consequence-based) and transmission mechanisms (e.g., synchronous and asynchronous) to identify effective and efficient telehealth applications. Findings are intended to inform on best practices associated with telehealth to maximize its effects and best serve individuals in areas with limited access to ABA practitioners. Suggestions for future research will also be provided.
Target Audience:

ABA practitioners interested in the Telehealth Service Delivery Model

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the presentation, participants will be able to: (1) Describe the populations and behavior-analytic interventions in which telehealth applications currently have the largest body of evidence of being effective (2) Determine training components and delivery mechanisms commonly used in telehealth applications during consultation and training with caregivers (i.e., professional and non-professional). (3) Identify areas in the ABA service delivery model via telehealth that need further research to expand its reach to populations from various geographical, cultural, and economic backgrounds.



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