Master of Science in Special Education
Susan P. Miller, Committee Chair
First Committee Member
John W. Filler
Second Committee Member
Kristin L. Sayeski
Graduate Faculty Representative
S. Kathleen Krach
Number of Pages
Positive behavior support (PBS) involves applying individualized approaches to appropriate behaviors and reducing problem behaviors in a way that produces long-lasting improvements in a person's lifestyle. To date little research is available on the effects of the PBS process on challenging behavior in the home environment. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of collaborative parent-professional PBS team training on challenging behaviors of children with autism. Two parent-professional teams along with two focus individuals participated in this study. The parent and professional attended one, seven-hour day training. Home observations, one-hour in length, were conducted four times per week following the team training. The effects of the team training intervention were assessed using a multiple baseline across behaviors design. Results indicated that the PBS team training was effective for decreasing challenging behaviors of children with autism.
Autism; Behavior modifications; Challenging behaviors; Collaborative; Home environment; Parent training; Positive behavior support (PBS); Professional
Special Education and Teaching
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Ruppert, Traci Elaine, "Effects of a collaborative parent-professional positive behavior support team training on challenging behaviors of children with autism" (2009). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 138.
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