Date of Award
Specialist in Education (Ed.S.)
Dr. Michael Bonner
The extent to which teachers carry out interventions as designed, called treatment integrity, is an important area that has recently received an increase in attention. Without treatment integrity, any behavior change that may occur cannot be confidently linked to the intervention. There have been few studies attempting to increase treatment integrity using scripts. Scripts are collaboratively developed step-by-step outlines of treatment components that aid the teacher in implementing the intervention. Two general education elementary teachers used scripts to implement an intervention and monitor treatment integrity. Student performance was moderately improved once the intervention was implemented. Scripts did not significantly change treatment integrity in either case. Practitioners must find a suitable method to assess treatment integrity as a part of the decision-making process.
Hesser, Kyle S., "The Effects of Scripts on Treatment Integrity" (2004). Student Work. 2300.