A Systematic Review of Behavioral Skills Training for Parents

Behavioral skills training (BST) is an effective method of training. It can be used to train professionals and parents to be effective behavior change agents in behavioral interventions. Parent training can increase the rate of child skill acquisition, increase generalizability of child target skills, reduced parents’ stress levels, and facilitate implementation of treatment. It is important to compile and review the methodology and procedures of the existing literature regarding BST in parent training to guide future research and clinical decisions. Articles that used BST with parents were compiled and their methods were analyzed. Results showed that BST was used to teach parents a wide variety of behavioral skills. Additionally, these trainings were primarily conducted under ideal conditions. Future research should look to conduct trainings under conditions that are more similar to clinical implementation of parent training, evaluate the parameters of effective trainings, and evaluate how to increase generalizability and maintenance.



Work Title A Systematic Review of Behavioral Skills Training for Parents
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  1. Sarah Foltz
  1. parent
  2. caregiver
  3. training
  4. behavioral skills training
  5. behavior analysis
  6. Applied Behavior Analysis
License CC BY-NC 4.0 (Attribution-NonCommercial)
Work Type Masters Culminating Experience
  1. Jonathan Ivy
Publication Date August 2021
  1. English
DOI doi:10.26207/8ge9-3m69
Geographic Area
  1. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Deposited August 23, 2021




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