Association for Behavior Analysis International

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32nd Annual Convention; Atlanta, GA; 2006

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W62
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
Program Formulation for Nave Learners: Four Key Questions to Answer
Friday, May 26, 2006
6:00 PM–9:00 PM
Area: DEV; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Richard E. Laitinen, Ph.D.
VICCI TUCCI (Tucci Learning Solutions, Inc.), RICHARD E. LAITINEN (Tucci Learning Solutions, Inc.), DANIEL E. HURSH (West Virginia University)
Description: This workshop will provide attendees with a basis for formulating programming for nave Learners. Such programming requires determining (1) what repertoires are to be developed, (2) are there adequate stimuli available to affect change, (3) what contingencies will be designed given type of programming required, and (4) how can parts of the instructional conditions be arranged and re-arranged given required contingencies or programming? Application of these four formulation questions to classroom programming will be reviewed and discussed.
Learning Objectives: 1. Each participant will complete worksheet to answer each of the Four Key questions in application to an individual case of his or her choice. 2. Each participants will complete Placement test for a Learner of his/her choice. 3. Each participant will follow and apply the decision path for determining which supplemental contingencies should be used to promote individual Learner performance. 4. Each participant will conduct an environmental assessment to identify the place and occurence of specific instructional conditions within a teaching/learning environment. 5. Each participant will complete a worksheet to identify current arrangements and potential re-arrangements of instructional conditions.
Activities: 1. PowerPoint overview of each component of programming steps (1-4). 2. Review and illustration of presented assessment and placement procedures. 3. Review and illustration of presented contingency selection and application procedures. 4. Review and illustration of typical classroom instructional conditions. 5. Review and illustration of the construction, arrangement and re-arrangement of instructional conditions to promote improved and enhanced Learner performance.
Audience: BCABAs, BCBAs, and service providers such as teachers, home program therapists and program supervisors working with young children expressing challenging learning and behavioral concerns.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate



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