• INCREASING ACCURACY OF BEHAVIOR DATA COLLECTION BY DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS WITH TASK CLARIFICATION AND PERFORMANCE FEEDBACK

      Hantula, Donald A.; Fisher, Amanda Guld; Tincani, Matt; Axelrod, Saul; Hantula, Donald A. (Temple University. Libraries, 2018)
      Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) are responsible for collecting behavior data on client performance. These data are important for assessment, treatment, and ongoing adjustments to behavioral programs. The current study aimed to increase accurate data collection by DSPs by utilizing a task clarification and performance feedback treatment package. The treatment package resulted in an immediate increase in accurate data collection from baseline to intervention, with some evidence of generalization or “spill over” to one other staff member and non-participants. Participants continued to collect accurate data during maintenance phase. These results are discussed in the context of a behavioral systems analysis of organizational intervention.