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J Appl Behav Anal. 1995 Fall;28(3):333-7.

Pyramidal parent training by peers.

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  • 1Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 19104-6216, USA.

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This study replicated a pyramidal model of parent training by peers and compared its effects with training by a professional with 26 parents of children with disabilities. A multiple probe design across 3 tiers of parents showed that both types of training produced acquisition, maintenance, and to varying extents, generalization of parents' teaching skills, with concomitant increases in the children's performance in most cases. Improvements were comparable for parents trained by a professional or by peers, and for parents who did and did not serve as peer trainers.

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