Mississippi State University
Stratton-Gadke, Kasee K.
Gadke, Daniel L.
Mazahreh, Laith G.
McCleon, Tawny E.
Date of Degree
Dissertation - Campus Access Only
Educational Psychology with a Concentration in School Psychology
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)
College of Education
Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Foundations
he purpose of the current study was to evaluate the use of behavior skills training via telehealth to teach job interview skills to emerging adults with ASD. Additionally, the study examined if following intervention, skills were able to generalize to new interviewers. 2 undergraduate and 1 graduate student with ASD participated in the study, and received intervention for 3 behaviors: (1) appropriately answering questions, (2) asking appropriate questions, and (3) engaging in appropriate body language. The current study used a multiple baseline design across behaviors. Results from the study indicated BST via telehealth was effective in teaching job interviews skills. Each participant remained at mastery during generalization and did not require a booster session. Social validity ratings completed by each participant indicated they found the intervention method to be fair, effective, and efficient for the identifed need. Limitations and directions for future research are discussed.
Dowdy, Johnna L., "Using BST to increase interview skills among emerging adults with autism via telehealth" (2021). Theses and Dissertations. 5316.