|Using "The Inventory of Good Learner Repertoires"|
|Tuesday, May 26, 2009|
|9:00 AM–10:20 AM |
|North 122 A|
|Area: EDC/AUT; Domain: Applied Behavior Analysis|
|Chair: Steven J. Ward (Whole Child Consulting)|
|Discussant: Judah Axe (Simmons College)|
|CE Instructor: Melanie Rose, M.S.|
|Abstract: This symposium will include 2 papers that present case studies reviewing the use of "The Inventory of Good Learner Repertoires". These presenters work with a young girl with autism, and an adolescent male with multiple disabilities.
The presenters reviewing case studies will discuss learner characterstics, such as rate of acquisition, settings available to their learners, and anecdotal reports of their learners' functioning.
"The Inventory of Good Learner Repertoires" measures a learner's: behavioral excesses, quality of performance in regard to tasks, supports required to maintain safe behaviors, and accomodations required to maintain relatively high quality task-related responding. The results have implications for the advancement of learners into educational settings of a less-restrictive nature, and access to the community. It is argued that access to a wide variety of environments facilitates acquisition and generalization of a variety of functional repertoires.
The third presenter will discuss the use of "The Inventory of Good Learner Repertoires" with several learners, as well as the rationale behind the use of this inventory.|
|Using "The Inventory of Good Learner Repertoires" with a Young Girl with Autism.|
|JOHNNA R. CONLEY (The Chicago School)|
|Abstract: The presenter will share information regarding the characteristics and progress of a young girl with autism over several years of intervention. Both quantitative and anecdotal reports will be presented.
Specifically, this presenter will compare this learner's performance prior to assessment using "The Inventory of Good Learner Repertoires" with performance after programming was influenced by the outcomes of this inventory. Completion of this inventory led to several modifications in programming, such as an increased emphasis on "respecting 'no'" and "'Yes' functioning as a reinforcer".
"The Inventory of Good Learner Repertoires" has implications for the ease with which a learner can be taught and the environments in which those learners can participate. This young girl with autism has become easier to teach since programming has been influenced by "The Inventory of Good Learner Repertoires".|
|Re-focusing behavior support plans to teach "Good Learner Repertoires".|
|JILL MCLAURY (Circle of Friends/Bright Futures)|
|Abstract: The presenter will share information about the characteristics and history of an adolescent male with multiple disabilities. This learner temporarily attended school in a public setting, and was removed after behavior excesses led to intrusive interventions. He currently participates in a private school setting, and his programming has been influenced by "The Inventory of Good Learner Repertoires".
This inventory guides practitioners to consider not only the quality of their learner's performance, but also the environmental accomodations necessary to maintain that performance. Both quantitative and anecdotal data will be shared regarding this learner's rate of acquisition and level of functioning prior to assessment with "The Inventory of Good Learner Repertoires". These data will be contrasted with this learner's responding after programming was influenced by his scores on the inventory. The presenter will discuss specific learner repertoires that were addressed as a function of using "The Inventory of Good Learner Repertoires".|
|"The Inventory of Good Learner Repertoires": Rationale and Effectiveness.|
|STEVEN J. WARD (Whole Child Consulting)|
|Abstract: This presenter will discuss the rationale behind the creation of "The Inventory of Good Learner Repertoires". This inventory measures a learner's behavioral excesses and the quality of task-related responding while considering the accomodations required to maintain this level of functioning. An emphasis is placed on the quality of learner responding, and on the development of learning contexts that are both effective and natural. This inventory measures the ease with which a given learner can be taught, and has implications for the environments in which they can learn.
This presenter will share data regarding instructional efficiency for several learners prior to and following assessment with "The Inventory of Good Learner Repertoires". Progress will be discussed in terms of rate of acquisition and successive approximations to typical learning in natural environments. This presenter will review specific interventions that resulted from assessment with this inventory for several learners. The relationship between these targets and levels of learner functioning will be discussed.|