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 #W79
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
Implementing System Changes to Meet Current Standards of Practice in Behavior Analysis
Saturday, May 27, 2006
8:00 AM–11:00 AM
Area: PRA; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Gary M. Pace, Ph.D.
GARY M. PACE (The May Institute), MEREDITH L. COCHRAN (The May Institute), AVA E. KLEINMANN (The May Institute), SARA MCCOLLUM (The May Center for Child Development)
Description: Standards for designing and implementing program-wide behavior systems are an area of increasing importance in the field. This workshop will highlight several systems-wide protocols developed for settings where the individuals served present with challenging behaviors. First, guidelines for writing focused and consumer friendly behavior support plans will be presented. This structured procedure will highlight best practices in the field particularly with regards to the implementation of program-wide policies. Second, a procedure for collecting program-wide staff integrity data will be presented. Both individual and group data will be presented to illustrate the proximate clinical utility of this procedure, as well as longer term implications for standards of staff training. Third, two approaches to collecting 24-hour reliability/ interobserver agreement (IOA) data will be presented as applied in two different settings. Methods and outcome data will be presented for the collection of these data for both maladaptive behaviors and skill acquisition. It is the goal of this workshop that attendees will be able to apply the protocols to their own settings to both improve the overall quality of service delivery and introduce methods of accountability for systems-wide goals.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, the participant will be able to: � write more focused and consumer-friendly behavior support plans � monitor staff integrity for the implementation of these plans � collect reliability (IOA) data on a variety of behaviors throughout the treatment day
Activities: Participants will listen to PowerPoint presentations on each of the three educational objectives. Presentations will be interactive such that questions and discussion will be encouraged throughout the workshop. Participants will also practice skills such as writing behavior goals and completing sample integrity and IOA forms.
Audience: This workshop is geared towards behavior analysts that want to establish or enhance systems in their programs to write effective behavior support plans, improve the integrity of plan implementation, and collect continuous IOA data.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate



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