Date of Award
Master in Applied Behavior Analysis and Clinical Science
April Michele Williams, PhD, BCBA-D
Sarah Slocum Freeman, PhD, BCBA-D
Kristyn Dawn McKenney
The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the effect of culturally sensitive interventions on parent training. Behavior-analytic services were provided to 3 Latino/Latina families that included children diagnosed with developmental disabilities whose problem behaviors were maintained by social reinforcement. Children were exposed to preference assessments and a functional analysis. Parents then were trained on the implementation of Functional Communication Training (FCT) using English as well as Spanish protocols. Data were collected on the percentage of correct steps completed by the parent as well as levels of child problem behavior. Culturally sensitive intervention does not impact parent training. This study adds to the literature on applied behavior analysis and culturally sensitive interventions.
Rodriguez, Adriana, "A Comparison of Traditional and Culturally Sensitive Parent Training of Functional Communication Training" (2018). Thesis Projects. 7.