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Inoue, Masahiko Department of Clinical Psychology, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Tottori University Researchers DB KAKEN
Kishimoto, Tomohiro Seiwadai Elementary School
Fukuzaki, Toshiki Department of Clinical Psychology, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Tottori University Researchers DB KAKEN
Keywords
applied behavior analysis
developmental disabilities
problem behaviors
teacher training
Abstract
[Background] We conducted a workshop-style program based on applied behavior analysis (ABA) for Japanese teachers in charge of children with developmental disabilities who had behavioral problems. Additionally, we investigated whether making and implementing behavioral intervention plans (BIPs) for participants, improved students’ behavioral problems, and the mental health of participants. [Methods] The participants were 18 Japanese elementary and kindergarten teachers in charge of students with behavioral problems. The workshop comprised eight two-hour sessions of lectures and group discussions related to ABA. Achievement level was evaluated for the development and implementation of the BIP and improvement of behavioral problems. In addition, we analyzed changes in the 30-item General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-30) scores pre- and post-workshop to assess participants’ mental health. Fifteen teachers who participated in more than half of the sessions were analyzed. [Results] All 15 teachers analyzed were able to perform appropriate functional behavioral assessment (FBA) and make a BIP, and 12 showed improvement in the targeted problem behaviors. Many target behaviors had avoidance functions and many antecedent strategies were behavior contracts. Adaptive behaviors incompatible with problem behaviors were selected as alternative behaviors to problem behaviors. Also, there was no aversive control over the outcome strategy. The average score for “social activity disorder” and “anxiety / caprice” in GHQ30 showed a statistically significant improvement in pre- and post-workshop. [Conclusion] It was found that appropriate FAB and BIP could be created using “the strategy sheet,” in workshops based on the ABA. It was also suggested that the workshop program may in turn improve teachers’ mental health. Further study is needed on the effectiveness of the workshop program using intergroup comparison designs for more subjects.
Publisher
Tottori University Medical Press
Content Type
Journal Article
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ISSN
05135710
EISSN
13468049
NCID
AA00892882
Journal Title
Yonago Acta Medica
Current Journal Title
Yonago Acta Medica
Volume
64
Issue
1
Start Page
98
End Page
106
Published Date
2021-02-22
Publisher-DOI
Text Version
Publisher
Rights
(C) 2021 Tottori University Medical Press
Citation
M. Inoue, T. Kishimoto, T. Fukuzaki. Interventions for Students with Problem Behaviors: A Workshop Incorporating Applied Behavior Analysis for Japanese Teachers. Yonago Acta Medica. 2021, 64(1), 98-106. doi:10.33160/yam.2021.02.013
Department
Faculty of Medicine/Graduate School of Medical Sciences/University Hospital
Language
English