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 #W41
CE Offered: None
Incorporating Applied Behavior Analysis Principles and Procedures in the Natural Environment
Friday, May 26, 2006
6:00 PM–9:00 PM
Centennial Ballroom IV
Area: PRA; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Amy Conforti, M.Ed.
AMY CONFORTI (TheraCare, Inc.), KATHLEEN FLANDERS (TheraCare, Inc.), TANYA CIANCIO (TheraCare, Inc.), LISA M. RESTO (TheraCare, Inc.)
Description: The workshop will discuss ABA principles and procedures and Natural Environment Therapy techniques and how to incorporate these two methods to optimize learning. The presentation will also discuss Autism Spectrum Disorders, how to create an individualized program for your students, and tips on choosing appropriate goals and objectives. It will be presented in power point format while promoting the audience as active participants in the presentation.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, the participant will be able to: 1. understand basic principles and procedures of ABA, Verbal Behavior, and Natural Environment Therapy. 2. increase spontaneous language in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders by using these methods. 3. create short and long term goals and develop an appropriate individualized curriculum. 4. increase acquisition of new skills in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Activities: The presentation will be in power point format. They will watch videos of children in sessions. They will be invited to actively participate by asking questions and volunteering for role playing activities.
Audience: This presentation is targeted for educators or any other service providers working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other developmental disabilities. Parents of children with ASD and other developmental disabilities will also gain knowledge from this presentation.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate



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