Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Communication Sciences & Disorders
The purpose of this study was to determine the length of time necessary to obtain a representative sample of clinician-client interaction during a therapy session when using the Analysis of Behaviors of Clinicians (ABC) System to record clinical behavior. Subjects used were ten children receiving articulation and/or language therapy and their student clinicians. All clients were seen on an individual basis. A total of ten fifteen-minute clinician-client sessions were studied. It was concluded that a three-minute period was sufficient to obtain a representative sample of clinician-client interaction during an articulation and/or language therapy session involving student clinicians and children.
Laird, Beverly A., "An Investigation of the Length of Observation Necessary to Obtain a Representative Sample of Clinician-Client Interaction" (1973). Theses and Dissertations. 4645.