Association for Behavior Analysis International

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32nd Annual Convention; Atlanta, GA; 2006

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Workshop #W60
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
Designer Education: Creating Educationally-Appropriate Schools for Children and Adolescents with Brain Injuries
Friday, May 26, 2006
6:00 PM–9:00 PM
Area: EDC; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Dennis C. Russo, Ph.D.
DENNIS C. RUSSO (The May Institute)
Description: Educational systems seem ill-suited to the needs of the recovering child with Acquired Brain Injury. Focused on group-based, verbal instruction; rife with multi-step tasks, heavily focused on sequences and organizational requirements, and requiring sustained attention; and crowded with numerous pupils, the educational environment is a setting likely to bring out the worst in many of these children. This presentation will focus on the development of brain injury intelligent behavioral interventions and environments. This presentation will address outcomes of neurological trauma, development of IEPs, staff training, use of behavioral procedures, academic schedules, and other variables which affect success in school for the child with ABI.
Learning Objectives: 1. Participants will gain knowledge of the outcomes of neurotrauma or disease and how they impact child behavior. 2. Participants will identify aspects of behavioral treatment which are effective with children and adolescents with ABI. 3. Participants will learn of factors in the educational environment which may produce negative educational outcomes in children. 4. Participants will learn specific methodologies for the design of instructional programs for children with ABI.
Activities: Didactic instruction, case studies, in-vivo practice in writing objectives.
Audience: Behavioral and educational professionals who work in special needs schools, human services, or healthcare.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Basic



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