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.


40th Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2014

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W40
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
Integrating Functional Behavioral Assessment and Positive Behavioral Interventions in a School System
Friday, May 23, 2014
4:00 PM–7:00 PM
W183c (McCormick Place Convention Center)
Area: EDC/PRA; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Jeannie A. Golden, Ph.D.
JEANNIE A. GOLDEN (East Carolina University)
Description: This workshop will describe how to integrate functional behavioral assessments and positive behavioral interventions in a school-wide system. There are many challenges involved in this process, and participants will learn strategies for overcoming those challenges. Components of the process include gaining administrative support, establishing a culture of consistency, developing school-wide expectations and procedures, gathering functional assessment and progress monitoring data, creating a positive environment with social and tangible reinforcement, classroom management strategies based on function, teacher buy-in and training, behavioral consultation for children with challenging behaviors, and empowering the school to be more independent while fading ourselves. This workshop will help teachers and behavior analysts to work together with the common goal of enabling students to perform better and exhibit more pro-social and emotionally mature behaviors. Teacher-friendly forms that focus on gathering information to conduct effective functional behavioral assessments will be provided. There will also be checklists provided that will make the process of data collection easier and more teacher-friendly. Methods for making behavioral consultation more effective and easily received will be provided as well.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this workshop, the participant will be able to describe how to (1) gain administrative support for developing a school-wide system, (2) develop school-wide expectations and procedures, (3) gather functional assessment and progress monitoring data, (4) create classroom management strategies based on function, and (5) provide behavioral consultation for children with challenging behaviors.
Activities: Participants will listen to didactic information and real-life cases in schools, take notes, ask questions, view a PowerPoint presentation, present their own cases for feedback, and participate in role-play situations.
Audience: Participants would include Board Certified Behavior Analysts, behavioral consultants, licensed psychologists, counselors, health care providers, social workers, and/or teachers who serve children with developmental disabilities or children who are typically developing who have behavioral and/or emotional difficulties in schools.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Keyword(s): behavioral consultation, educational settings



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