Association for Behavior Analysis International

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31st Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2005

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W26
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
A Formal Sequential Program for Shaping Personnel Skills in Educational Programs Serving Children with Special Needs
Friday, May 27, 2005
10:00 AM–1:00 PM
Private Dining Room 1 (3rd floor)
Area: DDA; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Beth Sulzer-Azaroff, Ph.D.
BETH SULZER-AZAROFF (Browns Group, Naples), MARTIN J. POLLACK (Private practice)
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 insufficiently have mastered the capability of "walking the walk." In this workshop, we will present a program that behavior analysts associated with organizations serving children with special needs will be able to used to guide trainees step by step along the path toward competent applied skills. Attendees will receive a sample copy of a printed manual to take to their home sites.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, the participant will be able to: - Say why guided and reinforced practice is essential to preparing skilled personnel within applied settings. - Identify instructional objectives of relevance to the personnel they hope to train. - Sketch out a plan for designing and implementing that training. - List a set of methods for assessing the effectiveness of their procedures.
Activities: Overview of objectives; Case examples; Audience contributions of case examples; Step by step sequence of 15 units designed to support trainee progress; Participant plans to introduce at local program; Evaluate learning and satisfaction.
Audience: Behavior analysts concerned with promoting skills of personnel employed within their organizations or those coordinating and/or supervising students in practicum or internship settings.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate



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