|ABA in public schools: How behavior analysts can make district-wide changes|
|Friday, May 22, 2009|
|6:00 PM–9:00 PM |
|North 124 B|
|Area: AUT/EDC; Domain: Applied Behavior Analysis|
|CE Instructor: Shannon Cernich, Ph.D.|
|Laura Kenneally (Advance Inc.), KATHLEEN MCCABE-ODRI (Advance, Inc./ Partners in Learning Inc.)|
|Description: Applied behavior analysis has been shown to be effective in changing students’ disruptive behavior. Thus, behavior analysts are frequently hired by public school districts to solve behavior problems of an individual with developmental disabilities. But what then? How can behavior analysts go beyond individual students and help schools embrace and implement the technology to improve the education of others? The presenters will discuss two public school districts that have adopted the principles of ABA into other programs in their school districts. Using a framework derived from Organizational Behavior Management, the presenters will also discuss successes, and failures of the current and future projects in both districts. This workshop will be informative to those who consult in public schools with the goal of creating lasting and effective change.|
|Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, the participant will be able to:
1. use data to further individual programs and create data-based programs in the district.
2. use data to change the district’s policies on training for staff and parents.
3. use data to change the BOE’s programs/policies/values/long-term goals.|
|Activities: Using lecture, hands-on activities, and video demonstrations, participants will learn numerous examples on how to make large-scale socially significant changes in the school districts they work in.|
|Audience: Behavior consultants, child study team members, administrators|
|Content Area: Practice|
|Instruction Level: Basic|