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 #W73
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
Designing and Implementing Effective, Accurate and Comprehensive Behavior Intervention Plans
Saturday, May 28, 2005
8:00 AM–11:00 AM
4B (4th floor)
Area: CSE; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Jose D. Rios, M.S.
JOSE D. RIOS (CalABA Past President), EVANGELINA HURTADO (Therapeutic Pathways), JOHN YOUNGBAUER (North Los Angeles County Regional Center)
Description: Effective intervention requires well-defined description of procedures, plans must be clinically accurate and they must be implemented with integrity. Support staff and teachers can best assist individuals with problem behaviors when they have the guidance of a well-designed and effective intervention plan. Unfortunately, behavior plans for persons with developmental disabilities are often poorly designed- they often lack clinical accuracy for the individuals specific behavior problems and are often difficult to implement. This workshop will address plans that are clinically challenged and review problems and the necessary steps needed to remedy them. Beginning with the importance of an accurate functional assessment, this workshop will review how to design plans in residential and educational settings. We will discuss and critique poorly designed plans and describe common problems that we have encountered in these plans. The workshop also will address staffs concerns and barriers in the implementation of treatment plans and will also provide some steps to remedy these problems.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to: - Better evaluate treatment intervention plans for individuals with behavior problems. These guidelines include how to define procedures effectively, implement clinical accuracy, and treatment integrity. - Use the Rights to Effective Treatment when designing plans and understand how they apply to treatment design and implementation. - Address environmental factors that affect the accurate implementation of treatment plans in residential facilities and educational settings. Participants will learn helpful tips used in consulting with staff and supervisors to improve the effectiveness of treatment plan implementation. - To recognize common problems found in poorly designed behavior plans and to correct such problems when they occur.
Activities: This workshop will be primarily didactic with a review of some handouts and checklists.
Audience: This presentation is geared for individuals who are or will soon be designing, evaluating or implementing functional assessment and intervention plans. The primary focus is the use of behavior plans within residential settings although examples involved in educational settings also will be addressed.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate



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