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 #W76
CE Offered: BACB
Current Advancements for Students with Autism in Inclusive Environments: Pragmatic Applications of Behavior Analysis
Saturday, May 23, 2009
8:00 AM–11:00 AM
North 124 B
Area: AUT/EDC; Domain: Applied Behavior Analysis
CE Instructor:
KATHLEEN MCCABE-ODRI (Advance, Inc./ Partners in Learning Inc.), Laura Kenneally (Advance Inc.)
Description: While much of the current media interest in autism focuses on possible/future cures, the technology of applied behavior analysis continues to advance treatment and improve outcomes for individuals presently diagnosed with this serious neurological disorder. The quality of and increasing opportunities for inclusive educational experiences for many students with autism is made possible through the science of ABA. This workshop focuses on specific strategies and treatment packages that have been proven successful for learners with autism in typical classrooms and community activities. Participants will receive practical curriculum suggestions and classroom-friendly motivation systems in order to increase attending, improve independence, and expand social competencies for students with autism.
Learning Objectives: Using the samples provided, at the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to: 1) develop classroom-friendly motivation systems for inclusive settings 2) develop concrete adaptations of standardized curriculum to improve student comprehension and responding 3) develop visual systems to increase attending/on-task student behavior 4) Use systematic shaping techniques to increase independence and social behavior of students
Activities: Activities include lecture, video examples/demonstrations, and sample lesson to create adaptations of standardized lesson(s).
Audience: Behavior consultants, teachers in inclusive classrooms, support staff assigned to students in inclusive environments, child study team members involved in placement of students with autism
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Basic



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