Journal article

Improving the adoption of PBS and ABA using diffusion of innovations theory

Brent Hayward, Shiralee Poed, Lisa McKay-Brown

Tizard Learning Disability Review | Emerald Publishing | Published : 2018


Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe and discuss the variables which have contributed to the adoption of positive behaviour support (PBS) and applied behaviour analysis (ABA). Differences and similarities are highlighted, applications to contemporary issues in the UK and Australia are emphasised, and considerations posed for their improved adoption. Design/methodology/approach: A conceptual framework for diffusion of innovations theory is used to guide the analysis of three sets of articles, and application of the framework is guided by narrative analysis. Findings : Eight variables from the conceptual framework were identified, and the communication networks for PBS and ABA a..

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