Association for Behavior Analysis International

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35th Annual Convention; Phoenix, AZ; 2009

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W92
CE Offered: BACB
Measuring Fidelity in Single-Subject Case Studies: Practical approaches for implementing evidence based interventions
Saturday, May 23, 2009
8:00 AM–11:00 AM
North 227 A
Area: TBA/EAB; Domain: Applied Behavior Analysis
CE Instructor: Marco D. Tomasi, Ph.D.
Michelle A. Duda (University of North Carolina), SHELLEY CLARKE (University of South Florida)
Description: This workshop will provide an overview of the rationale for more precise and accurate measurement and implementation of the independent variable. This includes ensuring proper documentation and accountability by linking assessment to intervention. The content of the workshop will reflect the current interest in implementation science within applied research that also relates to recent legislative requirements concerning treatment integrity. Presenters will introduce the body of literature within applied behavior analysis that has promoted the need for measurement beyond change in the independent variable. Treatment integrity will be described both from the conceptual and practical viewpoint. Case studies demonstrating implementation measures and direct instruction in how to develop fidelity tools for researchers and consumers will be shared.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop participants will be able to define and describe the elements of treatment integrity and procedural fidelity. Participants attending the workshop will gain an understanding of the importance of including treatment integrity measures within applied studies. In addition, participants will be given information and practical approaches to develop treatment integrity measures supplemented with actual case studies.
Activities: Overview of implementation literature in the field of applied research. Sharing case studies from the field of intervention research that include measures of treatment integrity via videotape. Participants will be instructed in how to measure treatment integrity and practice with video of case studies in small group format. Participants will be instructed on how to develop treatment integrity measures for their own use in the field. Participants will be provided with structured group discussion about individual measures developed. Question and answer discussion with presenters will also be provided.
Audience: Researchers, behavioral consultants, program developers, and purveyors who may be involved in conducting applied intervention research.
Content Area: Methodology
Instruction Level: Basic



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