Date of Award
Master in Applied Behavior Analysis and Clinical Science
April Michele Williams, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Sarah Slocum Freeman, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Stephanie Kincaid, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Among the many behavioral coaching techniques available, acoustical guidance has been found to be highly effective in enhancing the athletic skills involved in a variety of sports (e.g. football, golf, dance, yoga, judo). TAGteach is a procedure in which a clicker is used to deliver immediate acoustical guidance to train a new skill or enhance a skill already in the subject’s repertoire (TAGteach International, 2012). The current study was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of TAGteach in developing and/or enhancing the pitching skills of novice-to-advanced fastpitch softball pitchers. Results demonstrated an improvement in accuracy across skill sets for each subject’s selected pitch. Improved performance also generalized from the training setting to the game setting.
Sniffen, Breanna, "Evaluating TAGteach as a Training Procedure for Novice-to-Advanced Fastpitch Softball Pitchers" (2017). Thesis Projects. 2.