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

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Workshop #W75
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
S.T.E.P.S.: Systematic Training and Evaluation of Practitioner's Skills: A Model for Training Applied and Theoretical Competencies
Saturday, May 27, 2006
8:00 AM–11:00 AM
Hong Kong
Area: TBA; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Justin A. DiDomenico, M.Ed.
KATHLEEN MCCABE-ODRI (Advance, Inc./Partners in Learning, Inc.), LAURA KENNEALLY (Advance, Inc.), JUSTIN A. DIDOMENICO (Advance, Inc.), KIM M. GOERGEN (Partners in Learning, Inc.), LORI A. LORENZETTI (Advance, Inc.)
Description: Workshop Description: Developing competencies in Applied Behavior Analysis requires a mastery of both theory and application. Successful Behavior Analysts require both an in depth knowledge of theory and the ability to apply the skills in clinical and school settings. This workshop is designed for trainers to teach the competencies of ABA to teachers, paraprofessionals and other clinical staff to master both theory and demonstrate core clinical skills required to enact IEP goals. Participants will be able to identify core competencies in theory and train staff to display these skills to mastery in applied settings using a systematic, data-based approach. Trainers will receive a manual and DVD with video models and training modules.
Learning Objectives: Participants will learn: 1) the key components of theory required to train teachers and paraprofessionals. This includes paper and pencil mastery exams. 2) how to teach and measure clinical skills in applied settings. 3) how to develop skills to measure the staff�s skill acquisition of clinical skills using treatment integrity protocols. 4) how to create a program to motivate and monitor the staff�s skill acquisition. 5) how to create and design individual core competencies skills profiles for each staff member tailored to their skill level of both mastery of theory and application.
Activities: Using lecture, video demonstrations, handouts and discussion, participants will learn the key training protocols for staff to effectively implement ABA based IEP goals.
Audience: This workshop is designed for Behavior Analysts who train teachers and paraprofessionals who work with children with autism. This will help teach the staff to understand and demonstrate the core competencies of Applied Behavior Analysis in order to be effective practitioners. Knowledge of ABA and autism helpful.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate



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