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34th Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2008

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Symposium #162
CE Offered: BACB
Int'l Symp. - Implementing the Comprehensive Application of Behavior Analysis to Schooling Model (CABAS) across Public and Independent Schools Worldwide: Considerations for Component Implementation
Sunday, May 25, 2008
9:00 AM–10:20 AM
Williford C
Area: EDC/TBA; Domain: Applied Research
Chair: Emma L. Hawkins (The Jigsaw CABAS School)
Discussant: Susan Mariano-Lapidus (Mercy College)
CE Instructor: Emma L. Hawkins, M.Ed.

CABAS is a behavioral model of schooling drawing on 1) other behavioral models of schooling, 2) tactics and strategies from the applied and experimental branches of behavior analysis, 3) epistemology of behavioral selectionism, 4) research on CABAS components, and 5) demonstration applications to several schools. These components are applied to all areas of schooling including the students, parents, teachers, supervisors, and the University training program. Research in behavior analysis suggests a common set of effective teaching strategies. These strategies and CABAS components are demonstrated in certified CABAS schools and in public school systems. The following is a data presentation showing the effects of implementing CABAS and components of the CABAS model in a certified CABAS school in the UK and in public school settings in two states in the US.

Frequently Used Tactics Within The Jigsaw CABAS School to Improve Learner Outcomes and Teachers' Analytic Repertoires.
EMMA L. HAWKINS (The Jigsaw CABAS School), Jackie Charnock (The Jigsaw CABAS School), Sheri Kingsdorf (The Jigsaw CABAS School)
Abstract: The Jigsaw CABAS School utilizes CABAS tactics to teach children with Autism in the UK. The effects of several components will be demonstrated and discussed.
The Application and Effect of Implementing CABAS Components in Local Public School Systems in Virginia.
KATHERINE M. MATTHEWS (The Faison School for Autism), Jennifer G. Camblin (The Faison School for Autism), Beth Braddock (Virginia Commonwealth University)
Abstract: The Faison School participates in a collaborative regional project dedicated to improving educational services for children with autism in the public school systems. Data on the effects of implementing CABAS components to achieve this goal will be described here.
The Effects of Component Implementation of the CABAS Model in Public School Systems in Louisiana.
GRANT GAUTREAUX (Nicholls State University)
Abstract: We report the effects of staff training of CABAS components on teacher peformance and student outcomes across three target classrooms.



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