Association for Behavior Analysis International

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45th Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2019

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Workshop #W63
CE Offered: BACB
Moving From 1:1 to Small-Group Instruction
Friday, May 24, 2019
4:00 PM–7:00 PM
Swissôtel, Concourse Level, Zurich E
Area: DDA/AUT; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Patrick E. McGreevy, Ph.D.
PATRICK E. MCGREEVY (Patrick McGreevy and Associates), TROY FRY (Patrick McGreevy and Associates)
Description: Discrete trial instruction, a hallmark of behavior analysis, typically includes the teaching of one skill at a time to one learner at a time (1:1 instruction). Dr. McGreevy will describe and demonstrate the teaching of mands, waiting and accepting no after exhibiting mands, transitions, listener responses, and tolerating skills to each of two learners at the same time. This demonstration will include the following activities: (1) managing physical proximity, (2) contriving and capturing motivating operations, (3) effecting stimulus control transfer through errorless prompting and prompt-fading, (4) fading continuous schedules of artificial consequences, like tokens and praise, and providing intermittent schedules of naturally-occurring consequences, (5) using first opportunity of the day probe data to record small increments of learner progress, and (6) teaching to fluency, rather than percent correct. Members of the audience will be required to actively participate in this demonstration.
Learning Objectives: 1- Participants will describe all six activities included in the demonstration 2- Participants will perform three activities included in the demonstration 3- Participants will describe how this demonstration was different from most discrete trial instruction
Activities: Members of the audience will be required to actively participate in the demonstrations provided by Dr. McGreevy.
Audience: Workshop level: intermediate; participants should already have several years of experience with 1:1 discrete trial instruction.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Keyword(s): 1:1 instruction, Group instruction



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