Association for Behavior Analysis International

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32nd Annual Convention; Atlanta, GA; 2006

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W86
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
A Formal Sequential Program for Shaping Applied Skills in Personnel Programs Serving Children with Special Needs
Saturday, May 27, 2006
8:00 AM–11:00 AM
Area: PRA; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Beth Sulzer-Azaroff, Ph.D.
BETH SULZER-AZAROFF (Browns Group Naples), KATHLEEN DYER (River Street Autism Program)
Description: The pool of personnel skilled in the applied practice of behavior analysis in programs for children with special needs is limited. Even those capable of "talking the talk" of ABA may have insufficiently mastered the capability of "walking the walk." In this workshop, we will present a program that college, university, and program-based trainers of behavior analysis in organizations serving children with special needs will be able to use to guide trainees step by step along the path toward increasing competence. Attendees will receive a copy of a teaching manual to take to their home locations.
Learning Objectives: By the end of this workshop participants should be able to: 1. Say why guided and reinforced practice is essential to preparing skillful personnel within applied settings 2. Identify instructional objectives of relevance to the personnel they hope to train 3. Sketch out a plan for designing and implementing that training 4. List a set of methods for assessing the effectiveness of their procedures
Activities: 1. Overview of objectives 2. Case examples 3. Audience contributions of case examples 4. Step by step sequence of weekly assignments designed to support trainee progress 5. Participant plans to introduce the sequence at their respective programs 6. Evaluation of learning and satisfaction
Audience: Behavior analysts concerned with promoting skills of personnel employed within their organizations or those training, coordinating and/or supervising students in practicum or internship sites
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate



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