Using Behavioral Skills Training and a Warning Sticker to Teach Children Household Poison Safety Skills
Master of Arts (M.A.)
Degree Granting Department
Child and Family Studies
Sarah Bloom, Ph.D.
Raymond Miltenberger, Ph.D.
Kimberly Crosland, Ph.D.
BST, active approach, discriminative stimulus, poison safety skills, typically developing, behavior analysis
The purpose of this study was to assess if Behavioral Skills Training (BST) can be used to train a sticker to function as a discriminative stimulus (Sᴰ) for engaging in household poison safety skills and assess whether this skill generalized to untrained household chemicals that bear the Sᴰ in the form of a sticker. Three typically developing children ages 3 and 5 and their parents participated in this study which took place in their homes. BST effectively taught children to engage in household poison safety skills when they come into contact with the trained household poison(s) labeled with the sticker Sᴰ and this skill generalized to novel household poisons that were also labeled with the sticker Sᴰ; however, some additional BST was required in two cases.
Scholar Commons Citation
Delong, Jackalynne Jean, "Using Behavioral Skills Training and a Warning Sticker to Teach Children Household Poison Safety Skills" (2015). USF Tampa Graduate Theses and Dissertations.