Association for Behavior Analysis International

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31st Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2005

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W28
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
Generalization Promotion in Education and Human Services
Friday, May 27, 2005
2:00 PM–5:00 PM
Private Dining Room 1 (3rd floor)
Area: EDC; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Pamela G. Osnes, Ph.D.
PAMELA G. OSNES (The Ohio State University)
Description: This workshop will present the generalization promotion strategies of Stokes and Baer (1977) and Stokes and Osnes (1989). Participants will compare and contrast the strategies described in each paper, and will discuss application to their work in school and human services settings. Each generalization-promotion strategy will be analyzed individually, and will be discussed in the context of the participants' education and intervention planning. Both the presenter and the participants will provide examples of interventions for analysis in terms of their abilities to promote (or inhibit) generalization. Challenges to generalization-promotion will be described, and participants will provide programming alternatives to address obstacles they have encountered in their work.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, the participant will be able to: - Describe, compare, and contrast the generalization-promotion strategies of Stokes and Baer (1977) and Stokes and Osnes (1989). - Analyze intervention examples provided by the presenter and from their own work to determine the generalization-promotion methods in each. - Describe obstacles to generalization-promotion that occur in practice. - Generate generalization-promotion strategies when given intervention examples. - Suggest modifications to intervention plans to enhance their generalization-promotion capabilities.
Activities: Participants will receive copies of the generalization promotion strategies in Stokes and Baer (1977) and Stokes and Osnes (1989). Using these, they will analyze each strategy individually. Given intervention examples by the presenter, they will analyze the interventions and identify the generalization-promotion strategies inherent in each and any obstacles for generalization-promotion that are apparent. Participants will provide intervention examples from their work in schools and human services for analysis and problem solving to determine ways to plan intervention to enhance generalization capabilities.
Audience: Behavior analysts, human services providers, educators, parents, and other individuals who plan and implement behavior intervention plans.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Basic



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