Volume 5, Issue 3 (Fall 2011)
Treatment Integrity Assessment and Intervention by School-Based Personnel: Practical Applications Based on a Preliminary Study
Lisa M. Hagermoser Sanetti, Lindsay M. Fallon, and Melissa A. Collier-Meek
ABSTRACT: Although treatment integrity data are necessary for assessing the intervention effectiveness and evaluating student progress, treatment integrity is rarely assessed in schools. Research results consistently indicate that without ongoing support, many teachers implement interventions with low-to-moderate and variable levels of treatment integrity. Systematic monitoring of treatment integrity data is an important component of problem-solving models, yet little guidance has been provided to practitioners about how to assess, evaluate, and promote treatment integrity. The purpose of this article is to (a) describe the process of designing a treatment integrity assessment, evaluation, and promotion plan that can be implemented by school-based personnel; (b) illustrate these treatment integrity procedures through a case study; and (c) provide suggestions and resources for promoting feasible and sustainable treatment integrity assessment.