Association for Behavior Analysis International

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35th Annual Convention; Phoenix, AZ; 2009

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W5
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
CANCELLED: Functional Behavioral Assessment in Early Childhood
Friday, May 22, 2009
10:00 AM–5:00 PM
North 122 BC
Area: AUT/EDC; Domain: Applied Behavior Analysis
CE Instructor: Mark J. Palmieri, Psy.D., BCBA
ERIN E BARTON (University of Oregon), Renee K. Van Norman (University of Oregon), Cynthia M. Anderson (University of Oregon), Scott A . Spaulding (University of Oregon)
Description: This workshop will describe a framework and various evidence based strategies for addressing the needs of young children with challenging behaviors and their families within early childhood settings. The workshop will describe methods for working as part of an early childhood IFSP / IEP team to conduct both direct and indirect functional behavioral assessments, develop behavior support plans based on the results of the assessments, implement behavior support plans in natural environments with the IFSP or IEP team, and monitor progress. Additionally, this workshop will identify possible barriers to developing and implementing assessment based behavior support plans within early childhood contexts. Finally, the workshop will describe strategies and provide tools for use within various early childhood contexts (e.g., home-based services, community preschools, Head Start classrooms).
Learning Objectives: 1. Participants will develop strategies for supporting young children with behavioral challenges and their families within an early childhood context and as member Individualized Family Support Plan (IFSP) or Individual Education Program (IEP) team. 2. Participants will describe methods for determining the function of a young child’s challenging behaviors through indirect and direct functional behavioral assessments with the child’s family, IFSP or IEP team within early childhood settings. 3. Participants will identify strategies and describe various methods for developing a behavior support plan for a young child with challenging behaviors within early childhood settings. 4. Participants will identify potential barriers to implementing assessment based behavioral support plans as part of an IFSP or IEP team. 5. Participants will identify evidence based strategies for implementing and monitoring behavior support plans within early childhood settings.
Activities: Small group discussion, videos, response card activities, guided notes, role plays.
Audience: Professionals working in early childhood environments, including behavior analysts, administrators, early childhood special educators, and early interventionists.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Basic



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