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

Workshop Details


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Workshop #W70
CE Offered: None
Traumatic Brain Injury: Mechanisms, Management, and Training
Saturday, May 29, 2004
8:00 AM–11:00 AM
Back Bay D
Area: PRA; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Michael P. Mozzoni, Psy.D.
MICHAEL P. MOZZONI (Timber Ridge Group, Inc.)
Description: This workshop is for behavior analysts working as part of an interdisciplinary team who need to interact with other professionals to help patients participate and profit from therapy sessions. As well, this workshop is for behavior analysts who need to help therapist to modify and improve their training methods in order to meet projected outcome goals within the specified length of stay. The first part of the workshop will outline localized brain and behavior functions and mechanisms of injury. Participants will get an overview of what happens during a traumatic injury. The second part of the workshop will focus on acute rehabilitation issues of data collection, and redirection methods for patients in Rancho level 4-The third part will focus on specialized training methods and considerations used in rehabilitation. Trial presentation, prompting and reinforcement methods for use in physical, occupational, and speech therapy will be discussed using case studies. As well, pediatric issues in education will be demonstrated using data based training methods.
Learning Objectives: At the completion of the workshop, participants will be able to: Identify mechanisms of injury and localization of function. Recall three of nine methods of redirection. Recall two of three methods of trial presentation styles. Recall the advantages of fluency training over %-correct training.
Activities: Workshop activities will center around lecture, case studies, demonstration, and question and answer periods.
Audience: Behavior analysts working in multidisciplinary brain injury rehabilitation programs and teachers working with children with brain injury.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Basic

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