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 #W38
CE Offered: None
Functional Assessment: An Introduction to Managing Problem Behavior
Friday, May 26, 2006
6:00 PM–9:00 PM
Area: PRA; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Jane I. Carlson, Ph.D.
JANE I. CARLSON (The May Institute), HANNA C. RUE (The May Institute), ELIZABETH LYONS (The May Institute)
Description: This workshop will provide an introductory overview of functional assessment procedures and strategies. Topics include the theoretical underpinnings of functional assessment, various assessment methods, and utilizing a problem-solving approach to intervention.
Learning Objectives: 1. Attendees will understand the rationale supporting functional assessment techniques. 2. Attendees will learn to utilize various assessment techniques (e.g., scatter plots and ABC data collection). 3. Attendees will be able to identify and analyze the function of problem behaviors, learn to implement appropriate interventions, and evaluate outcomes based on a problem-solving model. 4. Attendees will become familiar with empirically supported behavioral interventions.
Activities: Attendees will record behavioral data, complete problem solving plans, review case examples, and develop functional interventions based on data collection.
Audience: Parents and teachers
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Basic



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