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Chapter 12

Chapter 12

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University of Toronto Scarborough
Zachariah Campbell

Chapter 12 Behavioral Skills Training Procedures Behavioral skills training (BST) procedures modeling, instructions, rehearsal, and feedback generally are used together in training sessions to help a person acquire useful skills (such as social skills or job-related skills) Components of the Behavioral Skills Training Procedure Modeling o The correct behavior is demonstrated for the learner o The learner observes the model behavior and then imitates the model o The learner must have an imitative repertoire; that is, the learner has to be able to pay attention to the model and perform the behavior that the model just demonstrated o A models behavior becomes an S for imitation, and imitation becomes a generalized class, which means that imitation is likely to occur in the future, when a behavior is modeled for the learner o Modeling may be live or symbolic Live another person demonstrates the appropriate behavior in the appropriate situation Symbolic the correct behavior is demonstrated on videotape, audiotape, or in a movie o A number of factors influence the effectiveness of modeling: Pg.255 Instructions o Instructions describe the appropriate behavior for the learner o They should be specific and should specify the appropriate circumstances in which the learner is expected to engage in the behavior Rehearsal o The opportunity for the learner to practice behavior after receiving instructions or watching a model demonstrate the behavior o Important part of BST procedure because The teacher cannot be sure that the learner has learned the behavior until the teacher sees the learner engage in the correct behavior It provides an opportunity to reinforce the behavior www.notesolution.com
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