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.


34th Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2008

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W46
CE Offered: BACB
Activity Schedules: Beyond Independent Activities.
Saturday, May 24, 2008
8:00 AM–11:00 AM
Area: AUT; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Joseph M. Vedora, M.S.
Description: The purpose of this intermediate workshop is to train participants in the use of various forms of visual activity schedules. Activity schedules will be described and explained, and instruction on how to effectively establish stimulus control using activity schedules will be provided. Activity schedules have been employed with individuals with autism to promote independence and increase on-task behavior. In addition to addressing their use with individuals with autism, this workshop will describe their expanded use to a variety of conditions at home and school. Specifically, this workshop will focus on novel uses of activity schedules including the use of activity schedules to: increase social and play skills, food acceptance, self-help skills; incorporate choice; facilitate transitions, and address community behavior. Lastly, instruction on the use of computer schedules will be provided. This will include hands on training on how to create computerized activity schedules that incorporate sounds and video clips.
Learning Objectives: Participants will be able to: 1. Describe and set up basic activity schedules. 2. Identify settings and occasions to use them and learners to use them with. 3. Describe various forms and modalities of activity schedules and match them to individuals� learning styles. 4. Implement basic activity schedules. 5. Troubleshoot and describe modifications enhancing usefulness of activity schedules. 6. Create a computerized activity schedule.
Activities: 1. Review of Activity Schedule instructional methodology 2. Review video- taped exemplars of activity schedules 3. Small group practice in implementation of activity schedules to establish play skills, social skills, acceptance of non-preferred food, and independent toileting. 4.Demonstration of computerized activity schedule 5. Participants will create a computerized activity schedule.
Audience: Behavior analysts, teachers, parents
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate



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