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.

30th Annual Convention; Boston, MA; 2004

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Workshop #W41
CE Offered: None
Overview of Behavioral Assessment in Applied Settings
Friday, May 28, 2004
6:00 PM–9:00 PM
Gardner A
Area: PRA; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Daniel Gould, M.Ed.
DANIEL GOULD (New England Center for Children)
Description: The most effective interventions are those based on an assessment of the function of the target behavior. Hypotheses regarding the function of target behaviors may be generated by a number of assessment methods. This workshop will review the differences between indirect assessment, descriptive assessment, and systematic manipulation. The emphasis will be on behavioral assessment in applied settings.
Learning Objectives: At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to: Identify the purpose and importance of functional behavioral assessment. Describe the differences between indirect assessment, descriptive assessment, and systematic manipulation. Identify the advantages and disadvantages of indirect assessment, descriptive assessment, and systematic manipulation. Design assessments for sample cases.
Activities: This workshop will emphasize trainee participation and discussion. Each of the training objectives will be addressed through a combination of brief lecture, discussion and written exercises.
Audience: Clinicians, therapists, teachers, students, and anyone else who can benefit from a review of behavioral assessment in applied settings.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Basic

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