Association for Behavior Analysis International

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42nd Annual Convention; Downtown Chicago, IL; 2016

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W17
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
Individualized Program Development: A Cohesive Model for a Student's Program Book That Expands Far Beyond Direct Teaching Settings
Friday, May 27, 2016
4:00 PM–7:00 PM
Zurich E, Swissotel
Area: EDC/PRA; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Mark J. Palmieri, Psy.D.
MARK J. PALMIERI (The Center for Children with Speical Needs), SHAUNESSY M. EGAN (The Center for Children with Special Needs)
Description: The use of individualized program books is a well-known practice within educational settings. These procedures are considered essential for tracking student progress with those skills targeted for instruction using ABA-based methods. Increasingly, entire educational programs for students are expected to apply ABA-based methods of instruction. This work, however, rarely includes high-quality methods for implementing precise programming across the student's entire instructional day. That is, the quality of skill-focused program planning, data collection, intervention consistency, and empirical evaluation of progress are rarely equal across direct, or 1:1, teaching settings and the integrated environment. This workshop will present a program book model that offers a framework for the application integrated and precise lesson planning to address every component of a student's education program. This includes not only direct academic skill instruction but, importantly, integrated academic, social, and adaptive skill instruction as well as related service (e.g., psychology, speech and language, motor) targets. Throughout the workshop participants will study and be provided with models for such programs. Further, staff training methods and strategies for establishing system-wide buy-in for this model of program planning will be addressed.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, the participant will be able to: (1) identify models of individualized lesson plan development that address related service (e.g., psychology, speech and language) skill sets; (2) understand the essential features of individualized lesson plans address skills to be taught in integrated settings; (3) understand the critical elements of diverse direct teaching models including cold-probe, interspersed, and quick transfer models; (4) construct a model of a comprehensive program book which addresses all skills addressed within the student's educational program; (5) understand critical elements of staff training and methods for building system-wide support for the application of evidence-based lessons day-long.
Activities: This workshop will include direct lecture as well as applied practice opportunities for participants to develop individualized program books for use across all environments. Participants will have opportunities to review samples and work with templates to ensure appropriate familiarity with the workshop content.
Audience: This workshop is targeted toward practitioners with an intermediate familiarity with individualized program planning. It is designed to address contemporary issues with program planning that ABA-based program faced when attempting to support full and effective integration practices within educational settings.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Keyword(s): individualized instruction, natural environment, program planning, staff training



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