Association for Behavior Analysis International

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31st Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2005

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Workshop #W69
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
Re-evaluating Practice, the Big Picture, or Why We Really Do What We Do
Saturday, May 28, 2005
8:00 AM–11:00 AM
Private Dining Room 4 (3rd floor)
Area: PRA; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Kimberly A. Smalley, Ph.D.
KIMBERLY A. SMALLEY (Behavior Support Consultation Advocacy)
Description: Take a few minutes and remember why we are in this, what our objectives are, and what our output should achieve. This workshop will present lively discussion around the greater context in which we work, peoples lives. With specific regard to individuals with developmental disabilities and challenging behavior we will task analyze our practice to assure that our interventions are socially valid, acceptable, and result in real beneficial quality of life change. Working backwards from where we want to be (LROP) using crowding out, manipulating molar variable to acquire a "goodness of fit" and teaching to strengths, how do we get from here to there? Discussion will hopefully include facilitating contrived and natural networks of support, enriched environments, communication, pivotal skill building, gainful employment, and sex.
Learning Objectives: At the completion of the workshop, participants will be able to: - Be able to discuss and plan for social validity and acceptability of interventions in schools and families. - Generate practical examples of manipulating molar variables, 'Crowding out", teaching incompatible and or alternative behaviors, that have practical meaning in a consumers life. - Self assess outcomes of behavioral practice and long-term implications for the folks you serve. - Conduct informal ecological assessments (such as circles of support or other social density tools) around the soft and fuzzy components of life (Recreation and leisure skills /friends/ relationships).
Activities: Brief informal self-assessment/ survey
Audience: Direct service staff who work with individuals with developmental disabilities (such as individuals with MR/DD ASD), those who design and implement behavior support plans, Teachers, families, consumers.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Basic



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