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 #W59
CE Offered: None
Fluency-Based Instruction for Learners with Autism
Saturday, May 29, 2004
8:00 AM–11:00 AM
Conference Room 2
Area: PRA; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Alison L. Moors, Ed.D.
ALISON L. MOORS (Fabrizio/Moors Consulting), SARA J. PAHL (Fabrizio/Moors Consulting), KRISTIN N. SCHIRMER (Fabrizio/Moors Consulting), HOLLY ALMON (Fabrizio/Moors Consulting)
Description: This three-hour workshop will introduce participants to Fluency-Based Instruction as applied to learners with autism. Fluency-Based Instruction, an instructional system derived from the field of behavior analysis, is a highly effective and efficient system for arranging instructional contingencies. Participants will learn the components of Fluency-Based Instruction, it historical and empirical underpinnings, as well as the support systems needed to effectively implement this model with learners with autism. The workshop uses a combination of slides, multiple video examples, and performance data from children with autism to illustrate key concepts. Participants will receive a copy of all materials presented in the workshop along with digital versions of the materials and copies of the videotape examples and charted performance data used.
Learning Objectives: At the completion of the workshop, participants will be able to: List and describe the components of Fluency-based Instruction for learners with autism. Describe the historical and empirical underpinning of Fluency-Based Instruction. Define rate of response and discuss the role it plays in Fluency-Based Instruction. Describe the support systems needed to implement Fluency-Based Instruction in both school and private clinical arrangements.
Activities: Throughout the workshop, participants will engage in interactive exchanges with the workshop presenters. The presenters will also use several different hands-on activities to help practitioners grasp the concepts taught.
Audience: Behavior analytic services providers who design or supervise intervention programs for children with autism and related disabilities.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Basic

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