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The effectiveness of an intervention plan is greatly impacted by its consistent and accurate implementation, and as supervisors, it is our role to ensure that those who implement our plans do so with fidelity. Fidelity checks are a way to assess the delivery of the intervention plan and can be measured through direct observation, self-report, and permanent products. In this assignment, you will create a fidelity checklist.
Refer to your treatment plan developed in your PSY7712/PSY7713 coursework. Identify one procedure within that plan that you would teach a behavior technician to implement (e.g. noncontingent reinforcement, functional communication training, preference assessment, positive reinforcement). Develop a fidelity checklist based on the criteria necessary for the behavior technician to effectively implement your selected procedure. You will then discuss how fidelity checks impact intervention outcomes.
In your assignment, please include the following:
Briefly describe the case and the selected procedure.
Create a fidelity checklist for the selected procedure.
Discuss the process of creating the checklist and any potential limitations to the design.
What considerations were made in selecting checklist criteria?
For example, if completing the task in a specific duration is important, is this captured in the checklist? If a certain percentage of the task must be completed, is this captured in the checklist criteria?
Evaluate fidelity checks.
What variables impact the type of measurement selected (direct observation or self-report)
How do fidelity checks relate to treatment outcomes?