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 #W64
CE Offered: None
Effective Parenting Repertoires
Friday, May 26, 2006
6:00 PM–9:00 PM
Area: CBM; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Lynn Yuan, Ph.D.
LYNN YUAN (Fred S. Keller School), BARBARA KIMMEL (Fred S. Keller School), GINA DILEO (Fred S. Keller School)
Description: This workshop presents an overview of applied behavior analysis and effective parenting repertoires. The workshop will focus on (1) the basic principle of operant behavior (2) the types of antecedent and consequences that result in the increase or decrease of a target behavior, (3) various ways to measure behaviors and how to interpret the results of the data collected (4) effective teaching strategies for parents, and (5) the process of setting long-term and short-term goals for the child.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, the participant will be able to: (1) Identify an operant, including antecedent, behavior, and consequence (2) identify the form and function of the target behavior (3) measure behaviors by counting, recording, graphing, and interpreting the data (4) implement effective teaching strategies, and (5) set long-term goals and the appropriate sized short-term objectives to meet those goals.
Activities: The three hour workshop will consist of 3 components: (1) A lecture on basic principles of behavior, (2) group activities that require parents to utilize the skills they learned in the lecture component, and (3) a group discussion giving parents an opportunity to present their work and receive feedback from the instructor.
Audience: This introductory ABA workshop is designed for parents who have limited or no knowledge in applied behavior analysis and its relationship to effective parenting strategies. The target audience will be parents who are seeking the knowledge and tools required to implement programs to either teach new behaviors, increase the frequency of desirable behaviors, or decrease inappropriate behaviors at home or in the community.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Basic



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