Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.


35th Annual Convention; Phoenix, AZ; 2009

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Panel #226
CE Offered: BACB
A Consultant Model for Treating Challenging Children and Adolescents in Home, School, and Community Settings
Sunday, May 24, 2009
1:30 PM–2:50 PM
North 120 BC
Area: AUT/DDA; Domain: Applied Behavior Analysis
Chair: Richard M. Foxx (Pennsylvania State University)
JEFFREY S. GARITO (Independent practice)
LACEY R BAILEY (Independent Practice)
KATHRYN M PETERSON (Independent Practice)
BRADLEY A GROOVER (Penn State University)
Abstract: Children and adolescents with challenging behaviors typically present parents and school personnel with a number of difficult major decisions regarding where they should live and be educated. In some cases, the severities of the behaviors result in individuals being sent to a hospital or residential placement. In the best of circumstances, these placements are relatively short term and, more importantly, in facilities that provide quality behavior analytic services. The focus for these individuals is to reintegrate them into their families, schools, and communities and prevent future such placements. For other individuals, intervention is required to prevent them from being sent to hospitals, residential placement, or more restrictive educational settings. In both cases, the families of these children and adolescents are in need of comprehensive behavioral services. This panel will present a behavior consultation model for addressing both of the situations described above. A number of cases will be presented. Factors that contributed to the success of the model and interventions will be identified and discussed as well as the challenges that remain.



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