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.

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32nd Annual Convention; Atlanta, GA; 2006

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Workshop #W18
CE Offered: None
Getting Set to Understand the Talks: Building Vocabulary and Concepts
Friday, May 26, 2006
10:00 AM–5:00 PM
Learning Center
Area: EDC; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Bobby Newman, Ph.D.
BOBBY NEWMAN (Room to Grow)
Description: This is an introductory workshop aimed at those who are new to the field of Applied Behavior Analysis. The workshop will emphasize developing an understanding of the basic vocabulary and concepts that are central to understanding the books, journals, and presentations of ABA. In addition to building basic vocabulary and understanding of the basic concepts, a portion of the time will be spent "translating" the vocabulary of other fields into language and concepts compatible with ABA.
Learning Objectives: 1. Participants will become fluent in the basic vocabulary of ABA. 2. Participants will be able to translate concepts from other fields into language compatible with ABA. 3. Participants will learn the basics of common behavior management techniques. 4. Participants will learn the basics of common teaching techniques. 5. Participants will learn how and when to use common data collection techniques. 6. Participants will learn to draft basic behavioral goals and objectives. 7. Participants will learn to avoid common treatment mistakes that come about from misunderstandings of particular ABA techniques.
Activities: This will be a mixture of lecture, discussion, and analysis of audio and video materials.
Audience: Parents and direct care workers who are fairly new to the field of Applied Behavior Analysis, or those who wish to brush up on the basics.
Content Area: Methodology
Instruction Level: Basic

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