Association for Behavior Analysis International

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35th Annual Convention; Phoenix, AZ; 2009

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Workshop #W88
CE Offered: BACB
Parenting 101: Teaching Parents Behavior Analytic Skills
Saturday, May 23, 2009
8:00 AM–11:00 AM
North 132 A
Area: EDC/TBA; Domain: Applied Behavior Analysis
CE Instructor: Shawn E Kenyon, Master'a
AMOS E. ROLIDER (Emek Yezreel College, Israel)
Description: In this workshop, a parent training model which emphasizes teaching parents to rearrange significant context variables and to discover the triggers and functions of their children's most-burdensome behaviors will be presented. Parents subsequently learn to identify the function of their own responses to their children's inappropriate behaviors and are trained to select and apply effective and doable interventions based on their discovery of triggers and maintaining consequences. One of this model's unique features is that behavioral procedures are communicated exclusively using conversational style rather than technical one which greatly contributes to its acceptance by the parents.
Learning Objectives: The following will be discussed and demonstrated: 1. Identifying children's typical behavior difficulties associated with: a. The termination of a preferred activity of reinforcer. b. Refusal or inability to provide a preferred activity or reinforcer. c. Demand situations d. Transition from preferred activity to non-preferred activity e. Elicited emotional outbursts 2. The importance of preparing an established weekly schedule and set of expectations, and the role of: a. The weekly family meeting b. The daily family meeting 3. Preparing children for challenging triggers and difficult situations. 4. Selecting an appropriate response based on the function of the inappropriate behavior. 5. Using the model to deal with children's most common inappropriate behaviors: a. Bickering and refusal b. Tantrums and aggression c. Over-dependence d. School-related problems e. Sibling rivalry f. Lack of respect to parents
Activities: Lecture, role-playing, demonstrations, questions and answers.
Audience: Behavioral practitioners who work with or have interest in working with parents of children who exhibit a variety of behavioral issues. Parents of children who exhibit a variety of behavioral issues.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Basic



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