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 #W88
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
Formulating Programs for Nave Learners: Worksheets for Designing Contingencies
Saturday, May 27, 2006
8:00 AM–11:00 AM
Area: PRA; 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: The design and implementation of effective contingencies to solve problems of social importance is the sine qua non of behavior analysis. This workshop will provide assistance to educators and parents to make conspicuous the contingencies operating in a given situation. Participants will learn to formulate and deliver supplementary reinforcement contingencies as prescribed by best-practice recommendations. Each participant will receive a copy of a Contingency Management binder that compiles many of the contingencies known to reflect 'best practice' for achieving ethical change in problematic behavior. For service providers already familiar with the principles and operations of behavior analysis the worksheets contained within this binder will serve as a convenient means of standardizing communication and documentation of procedures. For those less familiar with Applied Behavior Analysis the booklet will provide an overview of the critical concepts, principles and operations that the ethical utilization of each of the contingencies contained therein. Each contingency description is designed so that that page can be copied and completed for an individual learner or client. Each participant will be required to select and complete a contingency worksheet for a Learner of his or her choice.
Learning Objectives: Participants will learn to utilize the procedures and materials contained within the CLM "Designing Contingencies" binder to identify, individualize, and formulate contingencies to establish, strengthen or extend educational and behavioral targets for naive Learners. This binder compiles many of the contingencies known to reflect 'best practice' for achieving ethical change in problematic behavior.
Activities: 1.Overview and introduction to the "Designing Contingencies" Binder. 2. Review and practice utilizing the decision process for selecting contingencies. 3. Practice in completing and individualizing selected contingencies for at least three Learners of concern to the participant.
Audience: BCABAs, BCBAs, and service providers (teachers, home program therapists and program supervisors) working with young children with challenging learning and behavioral concerns.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate



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