Association for Behavior Analysis International

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30th Annual Convention; Boston, MA; 2004

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W53
CE Offered: None
We're Here to Help Each Other through This ThingWhatever It Is: Teaching ABA Concepts through Literature
Saturday, May 29, 2004
8:00 AM–11:00 AM
Area: PRA; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Bobby Newman, J.D.
BOBBY NEWMAN (Room to Grow)
Description: ABA concepts have been portrayed, with varying degrees of accuracy, in a variety of literary works. Some of the major literary works that have attempted to provide commentary on key ABA concepts will be explored. Tips for creating short works of fiction to teach ABA concepts will be provided.
Learning Objectives: At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to: Identify the different works that have made the most powerful impact on public perception of ABA. Teach undergraduate and graduate students ABA concepts via reference to classic literary works. Write short pieces of fiction to demonstrate ABA concepts. Analyze literary works to provide commentary on the ABA concepts explored.
Activities: The workshop will be a mixture of lecture and discussion, as well as a brief exploration of the workshop presenter's short fiction written for the purpose of the workshop.
Audience: Those teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in basic ABA, or those who are taking such courses.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Basic



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