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 #W91
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
Community-Based Behavior Service for Adults with Developmental Disabilities: Assessment, Treatment, and Evaluation
Saturday, May 27, 2006
8:00 AM–11:00 AM
Area: DDA; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Liming Zhou, Ph.D.
LIMING ZHOU (Midsouth Behavior Clinic)
Description: This workshop provides a technical roadmap for behavior analysts on how to serve adults with developmental disabilities/mental retardation who live in the community settings (group home, family home and other supported living arrangement). The workshop focuses on practical questions such as how to conduct appropriate functional assessment based on individual needs, how to develop reinforcement-based treatment procedures based on functional assessment, how to prevent and intervene SIB, aggression, destruction and other challenging behaviors, how to develop adaptive replacement behavior, how to build supportive environment through staff training and agency/parents consultation, and finally, how to evaluate effectiveness of treatment program. While studying the above questions, the instructor will first briefly review selected ABA literature, and then guide audience to learn and practice behavior analysis and behavior therapy techniques that are proven to be effective.
Learning Objectives: 1. Understand and conduct basic functional assessment to assess target behaviors based on individual's needs. 2. Understand and develop basic reinforcement-based prevention and intervention procedures to treat behavior problems. 3. Understand and build supportive environment through training and consultation. 4. Understand and evaluate effectiveness of treatment program
Activities: Didactic lecture includes literature review, technical analysis, data analysis, and case study. Group discussion will be utilized. Handout will cover sample of functional assessment tools, sample of reinforcement-based procedures with data sheet, sample of case study with data analyses, and a list of selected key references. Participants will have structured opportunities of asking questions and sharing practical experiences.
Audience: Behavior analysts, behavior analyst associates, behavior specialists, graduate students and college students in ABA program, direct care professional supervisors, managers, program coordinators, case managers and administrators of private and government agencies serving adults with developmental disabilities, and parents of individuals with developmental disabilities. Participants should have basic knowledge of applied behavior analysis.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Basic



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