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.


31st Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2005

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W12
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
Fluency-Based Instruction for Children with Autism
Friday, May 27, 2005
10:00 AM–5:00 PM
Private Dining Room 2 (3rd floor)
Area: AUT; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Michael Fabrizio, M.A.
MICHAEL FABRIZIO (Fabrizio/Moors Consulting), KRISTEN N. SCHIRMER (Fabrizio/Moors Consulting), ALISON L. MOORS (Fabrizio/Moors Consulting), KRISTA ZAMBOLIN (Fabrizio/Moors Consulting), SHANE D. ISLEY (University of North Texas)
Description: This six-hour workshop will introduce participants to Fluency-Based Instruction as applied to learners with Autism. Fluency-Based Instruction, an instructional system derived from the discipline of Behavior Analysis and its subfield Precision Teaching, is a highly effective and efficient system for arranging instructional contingencies. Participants will learn the components of Fluency-Based Instruction, it historical and empirical underpinnings, as well as the support systems needed to effectively implement this model with learners with autism. The workshop uses a combination of slides, multiple video examples, and performance data from children with autism to illustrate key concepts.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, the participant will be able to: - List and describe the components of Fluency-based Instruction for learners with autism. - Describe the historical and empirical underpinning of Fluency-Based Instruction. - Define rate of response and discuss the role it plays in Fluency-Based Instruction. - Describe the clinical and measurement advantages offered by measuring rate of response rather than percent correct. - Describe the levels of data-based decisions that clinicians can make when monitoring Fluency-Based Instruction. - Describe the procedures used to empirically validate skill retention, endurance, application, and stability. - Describe the support systems needed to implement Fluency-Based Instruction in both school and private clinical arrangements
Activities: The presenters will use a combination of lecture, small group discussion, and large group discussion to ensure that participants learn the skills described in the workshop�s objectives. Throughout the workshop, participants will be encouraged to ask questions as the material is presented.
Audience: This workshop is appropriate for parents and professionals involved in the design and monitoring of behavior analytic intervention programs for children with autism and related disabilities.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Basic



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