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.


First International Conference; Italy, 2001

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Symposium #100
The Comprehensive Application of Behavior Analysis to Schooling (CABAS): Educating Young Children with Autism Diagnoses
Friday, November 30, 2001
2:00 PM–2:50 PM
Photographs Hall
Area: AUT; Domain: Applied Behavior Analysis
Chair: R. Douglas Greer (Columbia University)
Abstract: An analysis of the components of CABAS will be provided along with an overview of how the schools provide a delivery system and research base for applying the basic and applied science of behavior to schooling. The research shows four to seven times more learning under CABAS than in pre CABAS baselines. All instruction is continuously measured at the levels of students, teachers, parents and supervisors. The epistemology and the application of the basic and applied science of behavior to all components of schooling will be presented. Data from one CABAS school in Cork, Ireland will be discussed along with a number of studies carried out to increase behaviors in young children with autism.
The Development of Expertise in Teaching as Applied Behavior Analysts and the effects on students
Abstract: A complete and extensive curriculum for training teachers and parents is implemented by CABAS. The research has shown that student's progress is functionally tied to teacher expertise. An outline of teacher progress within the CABAS curriculum will be provided. A functional relationship will be shown between teachers' use of scientific rules and student learning. The progression of student performance will be summarised using the school wide and individual data.
CABAS Curricular Repertoires and Education Standards
DOLLEEN-DAY KEOHANE (Columbia University), Jennifer O'Connor (CABAS Ireland)
Abstract: A detailed description of the assessment tool (Preschool Inventory of Repertoires for Kindergarten) within CABAS will be given. The development of a curriculum to teach young children with autism within a mainstream setting will be described. Baseline data along with post CABAS-teaching of four students from the Cork CABAS School will be presented.



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