Association for Behavior Analysis International

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35th Annual Convention; Phoenix, AZ; 2009

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W9
CE Offered: BACB
Behavior Analytic Consultation to Schools: The BACS Model
Friday, May 22, 2009
10:00 AM–5:00 PM
North 126
Area: AUT/DDA; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Nicholas L. Weatherly, Ph.D.
MICHAEL M. MUELLER (Southern Behavioral Group), Ajamu Nkosi (Southern Behavioral Group, Inc.)
Description: This full-day workshop will provide participants with training to implement a consultative service delivery model for the assessment and treatment of severe problem behavior in school settings. The Behavior Analytic Consultation to Schools (BACS) model provides behavior analysts with a best-practice blueprint for assessing and treating severe problem behavior in school settings. As a service delivery model for severe behavioral consultation, BACS includes eight components: (a) functional behavioral assessment (FBA), (b) functional analysis, (c) treatment selection, (d) treatment evaluation, (e) teacher training, (f) evaluation of the teacher-implemented treatment, (g) generalization evaluations, and (h) assessment of social validity issues. Participants will be instructed on all eight components of the BACS model through the presentation of 2 case studies which demonstrate the efficacy of the model in school settings.
Learning Objectives: Provide philisophical history of consultation to schools Inform attendees of existing models of consultation Inform attendees of ethical constraints when using existing models Provide attendees with 8 steps of the BACS model Provide information so that attendees can implement the model in a school
Activities: Data Collection Practice Review Video Segments Review Handouts Participate in Discussion
Audience: Behavior Analysts who practice in school settings School Psychologists Parents
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Basic



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