2003: Monika Suchowierska

Warsaw, Poland

The grant was used to establish a behavioral aide training program in Poland. The 17-week course consists of eight modules of online instruction and eight 3-hour sessions of hands-on application of behavioral concepts and procedures. Two groups are trained at a time. Each week, trainees are introduced to the concepts in one module followed by a session of hands-on application of the concepts. Progression through modules depends on each trainee’s performance on a post-test. The program’s effectiveness is measured by administering a program pre-test and post-test. Additionally, data are taken on trainees’ skills during the hands-on sessions. Components of the program include such teaching strategies as modeling, shaping, immediate feedback, errorless instruction, study guides, individualized instruction, and positive reinforcement.


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