Association for Behavior Analysis International

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31st Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2005

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W7
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
Activity Schedules: Beyond Independent Activities
Friday, May 27, 2005
10:00 AM–5:00 PM
4C (4th floor)
Area: DDA; Domain: Theory
CE Instructor: David M. Corcoran, M.S.
DAVID M. CORCORAN (Beacon ABA Services), JOSEPH M. VEDORA (Beacon ABA Services)
Description: The purpose of this introductory workshop is to train participants in the use of various forms of visual activity schedules. Activity schedules will be described and explained, and instruction on how to effectively establish stimulus control using activity schedules. Activity schedules have been employed with individuals with autism to promote independence and increase on-task behavior. In addition to addressing their use with individuals with autism, this workshop will describe their expanded use to a variety of conditions at home and school. The first half of the workshop will include a lecture and training on how to design schedules and teach students to sue this versatile tool using basic close ended activities. The second half will focus on novel uses of activity schedules including the use of activity schedules to increase social and play skills, food acceptance, self-help skills, community behavior, and the use of computerized activity schedules.
Learning Objectives: At the completion of the workshop, participants will be able to: - Design and implement basic 3-4 task activity schedules. - Identify settings and occasions to use them and learners with which to use them. - Describe various forms and modalities of activity schedules and match them to individuals learning styles. - Demonstrate the teaching procedures necessary to implement basic activity schedules. - Troubleshoot challenges in designing and teaching activity schedules. - Describe modifications enhancing usefulness of activity schedules. - List variations on the basic activity schedule and apply them to real world situations.
Activities: Describe and set up basic activity schedules; Identify settings and occasions to use them and learners to use them with; Describe various forms and modalities of activity schedules and match them to individuals� learning styles; Implement basic activity schedules; Troubleshoot and describe modifications enhancing usefulness of activity schedules; Expand upon basic activity schedules.
Audience: Individuals who are working with adults and children with disabilities who are interested in effective methods of teaching a wide range of skills and behaviors that are traditionally difficult to teach this population.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Basic



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