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40th Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2014

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Workshop #W68
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
Teaching Good Learner Repertoires
Saturday, May 24, 2014
8:00 AM–11:00 AM
W181a (McCormick Place Convention Center)
Area: PRA/AUT; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Steven J. Ward, M.A.
STEVEN J. WARD (Whole Child Consulting LLC), TERESA A. GRIMES (Whole Child Consulting LLC)
Description: A variety of assessments and curricula address important skills, such as daily living skills, language, and academic repertoires. Some students progress very well through these curricula, and others do not. What are the differences between those students who learn efficiently and those who do not? The Inventory of Good Learner Repertoires (Ward, 2008) assesses the ways in which a student learns and, when paired with Teaching Good Learner Repertoires, guides teachers in individualized methods for developing strong learners. Participants in this workshop will learn to assess critical learner repertoires, to design and implement instruction on these repertoires, and to track student progress. Come and learn how to make your students easier to teach!
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this workshop, the participant will be able to (1) identify and assess learner repertoires for a student he or she knows; (2) gauge student effort, both subjectively and objectively; (3) select ideal targets for improving instructional efficiency; (4) use "dimensions grids" to isolate target repertoires; and (5) gather data on the development of learner repertoires and make appropriate programmatic decisions.
Activities: Lecture, video review, assessment of a specific learner with whom each participant is familiar, completion (and use) of "dimensions grids" to isolate target repertoires, and group case review.
Audience: This workshop is intended for experienced BCBAs, BCaBAs, licensed psychologists, and teachers/specialists with a background in behavioral teaching techniques.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Keyword(s): instructional efficiency, learner repertoires, prompt acceptance

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