Association for Behavior Analysis International

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32nd Annual Convention; Atlanta, GA; 2006

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Workshop #W40
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
Ensuring Procedural Integrity of Clinical Programming in Applied Settings
Friday, May 26, 2006
6:00 PM–9:00 PM
Area: CBM; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Frank L. Bird, M.Ed.
DANIEL COHEN-ALMEIDA (Melmark New England), FRANK L. BIRD (Melmark New England), RITA M. GARDNER (Melmark New England), HELENA L. MAGUIRE (Melmark New England)
Description: The clinical effectiveness of a behavior support plan relies not only on the technological sophistication of the written plan, but also on the ability of direct service staff to accurately and consistently implement the behavior support plan. This workshop will present the staff training and performance monitoring systems for clinical programming that have evolved over the past 8 years at Melmark New England: a private, not for profit, community based organization serving children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders, with acquired brain injury, with neurological diseases and disorders, dual diagnosis, and severe challenging behaviors. Following a review of the OBM literature on effective systems development, workshop participants will review sample training schedules, training protocols, performance monitoring tools, as well as procedures for training supervisors to implement these systems. The goal of workshop will be to provide participants with systems to ensure competent and accurate implementation of clinical programs from a direct service staff persons 1st day on the job.
Learning Objectives: 1) Participants will identify the components of an effective staff training program 2) Participants will develop training schedules and select training protocols for sample clients. 3) Participants will accurately score sample performance monitoring tools after viewing video samples of work performance. 4) Participants will identify the components of training systems necessary for supervisory staff.
Activities: Short Lecture, Case Studies, Guided Practice with feedback
Audience: Professional staff responsible for the training and/or supervision of direct service staff.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate



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