Association for Behavior Analysis International

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31st Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2005

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Symposium #213
The Pennsylvania Verbal Behavior Project: Infusing ABA into Public School Autism Programs
Sunday, May 29, 2005
1:30 PM–2:50 PM
Stevens 5 (Lower Level)
Area: AUT; Domain: Service Delivery
Chair: William A. Galbraith (Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network)
Discussant: Michael Miklos (Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network)
Abstract: review of a state-wide project in which school-based instruction utilizing the concepts of ABA and Skinner’s analysis of verbal behavior has been implemented at 57 classroom sites across the Commonwealth of PA.
The PA Verbal Behavior Project Overview
WILLIAM A. GALBRAITH (Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network)
Abstract: A discussion of the characteristics of the participating classrooms including the 12 returning sites and the 45 new sites
Talking the Talk/Walking the Walk
MICHAEL MIKLOS (Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network)
Abstract: Outcome data on training of conceptual skills for verbal behavior and ABA basic principles for consultants and participating teams. Includes a description of assessment procedures and results and training components. Overview of project component implementation including site review procedures and site compliance.
Case Study Presentation
Abstract: Case studies of response to intervention for sites participating is PA VB Project and selected single subject efficacy studies.



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