Association for Behavior Analysis International

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30th Annual Convention; Boston, MA; 2004

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W33
CE Offered: None
Doing the Research: Strategies and Designs for Conducting RFT within Intensive Early Intervention Programs
Friday, May 28, 2004
6:00 PM–9:00 PM
Back Bay D
Area: PRA; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Richard E. Laitinen, Psy.D.
RICHARD E. LAITINEN (Tucci Learning Solutions, Inc.)
Description: This workshop will provide participants with the materials and process analysis strategies needed to track and/or research the effect of relational frame programming (generalized conditional discrimination training) within intensive early intervention curricula.
Learning Objectives: At the completion of the workshop, participants will be able to: Map the progression of the curriculum they use. Identify relational families within and across that curriculum. Overlay research/tracking designs appropriate to the establishment, generalization, and integration of relational families within and across curriculum stands and levels (beginning, intermediate, and advanced). Develop a own tailored packet of RFT-based curriculum enhancement and integration tools.
Activities: Each participant will map out the overlay of relational families within and across traditional "Sd" progressions utilized within many intensive early intervention curricula. Areas where conditional discriminations are taught and expected to emerge will be identified. Research/implementation designs that track the emergence of generalized conditional responding within and across relational families will be mapped to each curriculum. Each participant will identify two potential research projects that could be conducted and submitted for publication within their curriculum map.
Audience: Practitioners who oversee the design and implementation of intervention early intervention (IEI) curriculum and who are familiar (or who want to become familiar) with Relational Frame Theory and the contributions it can make to improving the efficacy of IEI programs.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate



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