Date of Award
Master of Science
Applied Behavior Analysis
Procedural fidelity as it relates to client outcomes is a topic of growing interest in applied behavior analysis. Behavior analytic treatments are implemented by Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs). The current requirements for the RBT credential is a forty hour training and a 75 question examination. However, research has shown that immediately following training, procedural fidelity decreases. Many methods have been tried to improve procedural fidelity following training, including performance feedback. The present study evaluated the effect of peer feedback immediately following a natural environment training (NET) session and peer feedback immediately preceding the next opportunity. For all three of the participants, procedural fidelity scores increased following peer feedback. For both of the two participants who completed the study, peer feedback immediately preceding a session produced higher levels of procedural fidelity.
Shawbitz, Kara, "Improving Procedural Fidelity and Treatment Outcome in Natural Environment Training Using Peer Feedback" (2019). All NMU Master's Theses. 597.
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