As the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder continues to rise, there is a growing demand for well-trained service providers to provide behavior analytic interventions. With this increased service need comes the necessity to develop new and efficient training methods as an alternative to traditional face-to-face training. This paper provides a review of research focusing on the use of asynchronous training methods to train service providers to implement interventions and strategies based on the principles of behavior analysis with individuals with developmental disabilities. Twenty-two studies were included and divided into five asynchronous training modalities: self-instructional manuals, self-instructional manual packages, video modeling, video modeling with voiceover instructions, and computer-based instructions. Clinical implications and future directions for research are proposed.
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Gerencser, K.R., Akers, J.S., Becerra, L.A. et al. A Review of Asynchronous Trainings for the Implementation of Behavior Analytic Assessments and Interventions. J Behav Educ 29, 122–152 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10864-019-09332-x
- Behavior analysis
- Autism spectrum disorder
- Developmental disabilities