Degree Granting Department
Child and Family Studies
Kimberly Crosland, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Victoria Fogel, M.A., BCBA
Rose Iovannone, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Shelley Clark, M.A., BCBA
Anxiety, Behavior Skills Training, Goal Setting, Self-Monitoring, Swimming
The purpose of this study was to utilize a multi-component intervention to increase confident water skills for three typically developing children, and to evaluate whether fearful behaviors decreased as the intervention progressed. The intervention, comprised of goal setting, self-monitoring, behavioral skills training and positive reinforcement, was used in community pools to teach basic water skills. Results suggest the intervention was successful in increasing confident water skills, while intervals with positive affect and fearful behaviors demonstrated variability.
Scholar Commons Citation
Chan, Paula Elizabeth, "Making a Splash: Eliminating Water Phobia and Increasing Confident Water Skills" (2011). USF Tampa Graduate Theses and Dissertations.