Technology-Based Antecedent Training
A review was completed to explore research on technology-based antecedent training procedures.
The authors provide an overview of recent research on the topic of training procedures intended to improve staff skills in implementation of applied behavior analysis.
Examples of Technology-Based Antecedent Training
Examples of technology-based antecedent training procedures include staff watching video models of skills or completing interactive training materials on a computer.
Typically, as the authors state, the technology-based training procedures staff often complete are antecedent-only tools.
Purpose of Review
The authors aim to review the procedural integrity, procedural components, and recommend future research areas as related to technology-based antecedent training procedures.
In the review, research was explored related to (1) video modeling and (2) computer-based training.
Conclusion of Review
The authors concluded that these types of antecedent strategies for training staff resulted in staff mastering the material in 44% of the studies they assessed. When they analyzed individuals across studies, 66% of them mastered the material after completing the antecedent training.
Those participants who did not reach mastery level after the antecedent-training via technology, required some form of coaching.
Technology-based antecedent training procedures can result in helping many people to master new knowledge and skills. However, some people, may also require more personalized training, specifically coaching, to reach an ideal mastery level.
See the reference below for more information on the authors review.
Erath & DiGennaro Reed (2020). A brief review of technology‐based antecedent training procedures. Jnl of Applied Behav Analysis, 53: 1162-1169. doi:10.1002/jaba.633