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.


36th Annual Convention; San Antonio, TX; 2010

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Panel #14
Inclusion: Effective Behavioral Practices and Interventions in the Classroom
Saturday, May 29, 2010
1:00 PM–1:50 PM
Texas Ballroom Salon A (Grand Hyatt)
Area: EDC/DDA; Domain: Applied Behavior Analysis
Chair: Christina M. Countie Rodd (Simmons College)
SARA C. BICARD (University of Memphis)
MICHAEL J. CAMERON (Simmons College)
JAMES J. FOX (East Tennessee State University)
Abstract: The classroom is a fundamental part of the learning process; not only for the academics, but also for socialization. In an inclusive classroom, children with special needs are given the opportunity to learn in the same environment as their peers, while their peers are given the opportunity to learn with and include their atypical peers in their daily activities. Often, an inclusive classroom is structured so that different styles of learning are used; small groups, partnered learning, and peer modeling are some of the ways special needs children are taught and included in the classroom. As behavior analysts, it is our job to facilitate not only the appropriate learning environment for academics and social skills, but also apply behavioral interventions to cope with and overcome the behavioral obstacles that often come between a special needs child and this/her learning. Michael Cameron, Jim Fox, and Sara Bicard are experts on the topic of inclusion and will be educating us on effective behavioral interventions and practices in the classroom.



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