Association for Behavior Analysis International

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30th Annual Convention; Boston, MA; 2004

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Workshop #W42
CE Offered: None
Reinforcer Identification for Students with Autism and Other Disabilities
Friday, May 28, 2004
6:00 PM–9:00 PM
Gardner B
Area: PRA; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Thomas S. Higbee, Psy.D.
THOMAS S. HIGBEE (Utah State University), KATIE ENDICOTT (Utah State University), KARA A. REAGON (Utah State University)
Description: Over the past several years, a technology for the identification of potential reinforcers for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities has been developed. This technology, called Stimulus Preference Assessment (SPA) provides systematic methods for predicting reinforcer effectiveness. As the success of many instructional and behavioral interventions for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities depends on the potency of the positive reinforcers used, the identification of potentially powerful reinforcers is particularly important. In this workshop, participants will learn about different methods for identifying potential reinforcers and will have the opportunity to practice and receive coaching. Participants will also receive practical information about how these techniques can be used in applied settings.
Learning Objectives: At the completion of the workshop, participants will be able to: Understand the history of reinforcer identification procedures for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities. Conduct various types of stimulus preference assessments. Identify when each type of stimulus preference assessment is appropriate. Collect and analyze preference assessment data. Use these techniques in applied settings.
Activities: Participants will be instructed on the history of reinforcer identification for persons with autism and other developmental disabilities. Participants will receive instruction on the various types of stimulus preference assessments that can be used in applied settings. Participants will watch demonstrations of preference assessment techniques and will have the opportunity to practice these techniques and receive feedback from the instructors. Participants will be shown how to collect and analyze preference assessment data.
Audience: Professionals, para-professionals, and parents who work directly with students with autism and other developmental disabilities who use instructional and/or behavioral techniques based on positive reinforcement.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Basic

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