Master of Science (M.S.)
Degree Granting Department
Child and Family Studies
Raymond Miltenberger, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Kimberly Crosland, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Catia Cividini-Motta, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Behavioral skills training, Bowling, Reinforcement, Sports performance
This study evaluated the effectiveness of behavioral skills training (BST) as an intervention to improve bowling form. Three individuals with mild to moderate intellectual disability participated. A multiple baseline design was used to evaluate the changes in each participant’s bowling form. Each of the participant’s bowling form improved after BST was introduced. Two of the three participant’s performance increased with BST alone. The third participant showed minimal improvement after BST, however with the addition of a reinforcement component, the participant’s form increased substantially from baseline. The results of this study suggest BST is an effective intervention to use for improving bowling form.
Scholar Commons Citation
Green, Margaret, "Evaluating Behavioral Skills Training to Improve Individual’s with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Bowling Form" (2019). USF Tampa Graduate Theses and Dissertations.