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

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W27
CE Offered: BACB
TAGteach: A Tool for the Entire Village
Friday, May 22, 2009
10:00 AM–5:00 PM
North 228
Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Mary D. Salmon, Ph.D.
LAUREN WASANO (STE Consultants), Theresa Mckeon (TAGteach International)
Description: Parents, grandparents, siblings, even playmates can use the techniques presented in this workshop to make learning a full time activity! TAGteach is user friendly and can be utilized with almost any behavioral program currently in place. TAGteach is currently being used to rapidly increase the rate of skill acquisition and increase focus in many different fields including autism, sports and the workplace. The program provides a platform for almost anyone to create goals with clear beginnings and well defined endings. The addition of an audible marker provides a salient, non-judgmental method of highlighting success and instantly reinforcing any targeted response. TAGteach plays out like a fun game, encouraging repetition of success and decreasing the overuse of verbal stimuli. The workshop will incorporate video, demonstrations and practical exercises to introduce the technology, define the principles and review current applications and research.
Learning Objectives: *Use the tag as a marker, information and positive reinforcement *Identify and create clear achievable goals called tag points *Deliver tag points using TAGteach phrasing to reduce verbal stimuli *Show confidence using an audible marker *Create tag opportunities appropriate for different populations *Use the methodology to overcome education and communication hurdles
Activities: An introduction to the fundamentals of TAGteach will be enhanced with videos of various disciplines and populations using tag techniques. Attendees may participate in interactive exercises that provide the opportunity to practice using an audible marker. There will be time for discussion and role play with attendee’s specific application in mind.
Audience: This workshop is designed for a general audience including behavior analysts, clinicians, caregivers, therapists, parents, general education teachers and those who wish to gain knowledge about TAGteach.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Basic



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