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 #W46
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
Behavioral Architecture: Designing Individualized Programs for Children with Severe Mental Disabilities
Friday, May 27, 2005
6:00 PM–9:00 PM
Lake Huron (8th floor)
Area: DDA; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Sebastien Bosch, Ph.D.
SEBASTIEN BOSCH (California Unified Service Providers), ERIC MAIER (California Unified Service Providers)
Description: We will present and discuss curriculum issues and program development. There, we will introduce the concept of behavioral architecture and its applications for program design. We will demonstrate the process of behavioral profiling and how it can be used to develop IEP and IFSP goals and objectives that will best meet the needs of the client. We will also give basic rules of behavioral architecture based on cumulative-hierarchical learning and behavioral cusps for professionals involved in programming.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this workshop, the participant will (be able to): - Practice conducting a behavioral Cusp Assessment. - Conduct a behavioral profile assessment. - Learn/refine their selection of appropriate intervention targets. - Learn/refine their IEP goals writing skills. - Refine their treatment recommendation skills.
Activities: The instructors will present the training objectives through lecture, guided observation and guided practice. The activities will include, (1) completing a Behavioral Cusp Assessment, (2) completing a Repertoire Mapping chart, (3) writing IEP goals, and (4) writing IEP recommendations.
Audience: Parents, therapists, consultants and students. Participants should have a basic understanding of behavior analytic terms and verbal behavior.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate



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