Association for Behavior Analysis International

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35th Annual Convention; Phoenix, AZ; 2009

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W90
CE Offered: BACB
Developing an Individualized Curricula System to Maximize Student Outcomes and Improve Organizational Efficiency
Saturday, May 23, 2009
8:00 AM–11:00 AM
North 221 C
Area: OBM/AUT; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Christina Alligood, Ph.D.
HELENA L. MAGUIRE (Melmark New England), Ginette Wilson-Bishop (Melmark New England), Amy Klinch (Melmark New England)
Description: The development of effective and efficient service delivery systems is a common goal of most organizations. In an effort to address the needs of a growing student and staff population, this organization sought to create a system of curriculum development that ensured individualized instruction to the student, yet offered consistency, ease, and efficiency to the curriculum writer. After ten years of development, a lesson plan bank was designed that houses over 2000 curriculum plans. These plans address a variety of domain areas and needs of its consumer population across both school and residential settings. This workshop will focus on the stages of planning that were necessary in order to develop this bank of information. In addition, strategies that service providers may find helpful to generate a similar system will be presented. The manner with which the curriculum plans are linked to existing assessment and intervention tools (e.g., ABLLS-R) as well as statewide curriculum frameworks will be shared. The workshop will conclude with recommendations regarding training strategies to teach users of this system selection of instructional techniques and creation of individualized curriculum plans.
Learning Objectives: At the completion of the workshop, participants will be able to: 1. Identify steps necessary to develop a curriculum bank for their own organization. 2. Assess potential needs that may be addressed through the development of the curriculum bank. 3. Describe necessary considerations in their efforts to incorporate other available materials into the curriculum bank. 4. Address training needs for curriculum writers to ensure individual instructional plans reflect the actual needs of the consumer.
Activities: Workshop activities include didactic instruction, discussion, and group activities. Participants will have the opportunity to practice using the curriculum bank, individualize curriculum and plan for their own organizational development.
Audience: Teachers, clinicians, developers of curriculum plans
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Basic



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