Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Behavioral Analysis

First Advisor

Ashley M. Lugo-King

Second Advisor

Elbert Blakely

Third Advisor

Catherine Talbot

Fourth Advisor

Robert A. Taylor


This study aimed to extend the literature on training procedures used in telehealth and extend the literature on caregiver training. This study utilized a multiple-baseline design to implement behavior skills training to teach pre-session pairing skills to 2 parents/caregivers in Malaysia via telehealth. This study also examined the cultural social validity of pre-session pairing as a preventative procedure in therapeutic settings outside of the United States. Results demonstrated that behavior skills training with an additional component of specific performance feedback was effective to train participants up to mastery criteria. Social validity results indicated an increase in positive interactions between parent/caregiver and child relationships. Parents/caregivers also reported positive results regarding the usefulness, feasibility, and the likelihood of sustaining future implementations.


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