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.


35th Annual Convention; Phoenix, AZ; 2009

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W74
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
Addressing Challenging Behaviors: Practical Application for Working with Individuals with Autism
Saturday, May 23, 2009
8:00 AM–11:00 AM
North 126
Area: AUT; Domain: Applied Behavior Analysis
CE Instructor: Holly Almon-Morris, M.S.
RAYNI L. ANDERSON (NHS Human Services)
Description: This introductory workshop will review methods to determine the functions of behavior, common triggers for behaviors in individuals with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), practical means for collecting data and measuring outcomes across various settings/programs, and proactive interventions to address targeted behaviors.
Learning Objectives: Participants will be able to list the five functions of human behavior, discuss ways to determine the functions of behavior, identify common triggers for individuals with an ASD, create appropriate and practical data collection formats, and implement proactive interventions to address behaviors of individuals with an ASD.
Activities: 1) Group discussion of functions of behaviors 2) Individual practice in identifying functions 3) Group discussion of behavioral triggers 4) Review and individual practice of data collection procedures 5) Group discussion of proactive interventions
Audience: BCBAs, BCABAs, behavior specialists, teachers, parents, undergraduate and/or graduate students in ABA programs, direct care professional supervisors
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Basic



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