The Effects of Discrimination Training Using Multiple Modes of Presentation to Teach Identification of bullying to Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
College of Arts and Sciences
Master of Science in Psychological Science (MSPS)
NACO controlled Corporate Body
University of North Florida. Department of Psychology
Dr. Angela Mann
Dr. Paul Argott
Dr. Catherine Baker
Dr. Lori Lange
Dr. George W. Rainbolt
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effects of Behavioral Skills Training (BST) on the identification of bullying with six participants using a mixed method experimental design. During baseline, participants were given comic strip vignettes depicting examples and non-examples of verbal, relational, and physical bullying. After each vignette was presented, participants were asked “what happened?” If there was no mention of bullying in any form in their response, they were asked a follow-up question of “Was there bullying?” During intervention participants were exposed to a group and video instruction phase explaining the different types of bullying, a group rehearsal and feedback phase during which participants role-played bullying scenarios, and an individual data collection phase where the comic strips presented during baseline were re-presented to each participant individually. In addition, generalization was assessed by asking participants to return at a later date for a party and were exposed to bullying by a confederate participant. Participants were then asked if bullying occurred. Generalization measures showed that all participants correctly identified when bulling occurred, and all but one participant improved in their identification of the three types of bullying between baseline and posttest.
Keywords: autism, bullying, behavioral skills training
Sedghikhoi-Milani, Alyssa M., "The Effects of Discrimination Training Using Multiple Modes of Presentation to Teach Identification of bullying to Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder" (2021). UNF Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 1089.
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