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.


32nd Annual Convention; Atlanta, GA; 2006

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W5
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
Activity Schedules: Beyond Independent Activities
Friday, May 26, 2006
10:00 AM–5:00 PM
Area: AUT; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: David M. Corcoran, M.S.
Description: Activity schedules have been employed with individuals with autism to promote independence and increase on-task behavior. The purpose of this workshop is to train participants in the use of various forms of visual activity schedules. There will be an overview on how to design schedules and teach students to use a basic activity schedule consisting of close ended activities. Variations in procedures, format and materials will be explored. Next, participants will learn how to expand upon basic activity schedule repertoires to: increase social and play skills, food acceptance, self-help skills, community behavior, choice; facilitate transitions and accept unexpected changes in routines. Lastly participants will receive instruction on the use of computerized activity schedules, including the use of video modeling.
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.Troubleshoot and describe modifications enhancing usefulness of activity schedules. 5.Expand upon basic activity schedules.
Activities: 1. Review of Activity Schedule instructional methodology 2. Review of Activity Schedule data collection and error analysis/correction procedures 3. Hands on practice in the establishment and generalized use of activity schedules. 4. Review video taped exemplars of activity schedules
Audience: Teacher and parents working with children and adults with disabilities
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate



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