Association for Behavior Analysis International

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30th Annual Convention; Boston, MA; 2004

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Workshop #W45
CE Offered: None
Supervisory Techniques in Home-Based Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention Services
Friday, May 28, 2004
6:00 PM–9:00 PM
Liberty B
Area: PRA; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Joel P. Hundert, Ph.D.
JOEL P. HUNDERT (Behaviour Institute), NICOLE WALTON-ALLEN (Behaviour Institute)
Description: Although there are numerous sources of information describing how to design and implement early intensive behavioral intervention (EIBI), there is little literature suggesting how to supervise front-line staff who implement EIBI programs. Supervision of EIBI delivered in childrens homes is particularly challenging because of the added difficulties of controlling the environment, accessing childrens performance data and giving corrective feedback to staff. The purpose of this workshop is to provide participants with techniques for supervising staff in home-based EIBI. Supervisors of home-based EIBI are not only responsible for ensuring the quality of staff performance, but also the appropriateness of the selection of instructional targets, arrangement of instructional sequences and the design of instructional programs. Topics covered will include: how to detect child performance problems; how to monitor staff performance; how to provide corrective staff feedback; how to select instructional targets for children; and how to arrange instructional sequences. Videotape models, exercises, handouts will be used to present the topics that will be covered.
Learning Objectives: At the completion of the workshop, participants will be able to: Use child performance data to detect when instructional programs are not working. Convert trial by trial child performance data into a provided data summary sheet designed to assist in detection of programming problem. Identify strengths and weaknesses in videotapes of staff program implementation using a provided rating scale. List the skills involved in providing corrective feedback to therapists. Identify sources of information involved in selecting instructional targets and apply that information to the selection of instructional target for case examples. Arrange instructional sequences and identify what is missing from presented instructional sequences.
Activities: Concepts and strategies of the supervision of home-based early intensive behavior intervention (EIBI) will presented using didactic instruction. Participants will apply the skills covered to exercises based on videotapes and case study information. Supervisory skills will be modeled using videotape. Handouts will be provided on the content of the presentation.
Audience: Individuals involved in staff supervision of EIBI for children with autism and/or other developmental disabilities. The content would be particularly applicable to those supervising home-based EIBI. It is assumed that the participants have a good foundation in EIBI.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate

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