Graduation Year


Document Type




Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.)

Degree Granting Department

Child and Family Studies

Major Professor

Kwang-Sun Blair, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Committee Member

Raymond Miltenberger, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Committee Member

Kimberly Crosland, Ph.D., BCBA-D


The purpose of this study was to expand the literature on Social StoryTM and in-situ training by targeting household chemical safety skills in typically developing young children. The study involved three children, ages 2 and 3 years old who had difficulty performing household chemical safety skills at home. A multiple-baseline across participants design with an ABC sequence was used to examine the effects of the Social StoryTM and in-situ training interventions on the children’s household chemical safety skills. The investigation focused on examining whether the Social StoryTM alone would be effective in teaching targeted safety skills to children or whether adding in-situ training would be necessary to enhance the treatment outcomes. The results indicated that Social StoryTM with in-situ training was more effective than Social StoryTM alone in teaching household chemical safety skills to children, ages 2 and 3 years old.