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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Workshop #W47
The Politically Incorrect Guide to Applied Behavior Analysis: An Introductory Session for Parents and Direct Service Providers
Friday, May 28, 2010
6:00 PM–9:00 PM
Bowie C (Grand Hyatt)
Area: AUT/DDA; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor:
NICOLE ROGERSON (Lizard Children's Centre), BOBBY NEWMAN (Room to Grow)
Description: Parents and direct service providers who are new to the field of applied behavior analysis (ABA) and to autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are presented with a bewildering array of information. The goal of this workshop will be to describe to parents and direct care providers why they need to go with data-based, scientifically validated treatments, and provide the vocabulary necessary to understand the presentations they will see during the convention. The vocabulary covered will pertain to clinical procedures, experimental designs, and aspects of scientific thinking. The workshop is intended to be introductory, and is aimed at parents of children with ASDs and new direct care service providers. The presenters’ unique relationship (Rogerson is long-time ABA parent and Newman is a long-time ABA service provider) enables them to lead an information-based workshop that addresses the experiences of both clinicians and parents when running an ABA program for their child. The presenters will be addressing the realistic applications of ABA in both home and clinical settings.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this workshop, attendees will have learned the following: 1. Attendees will have a better idea of ABA as a discipline within the context of the wider early intervention community. 2. They will learn the vocabulary they will need to better understand presentations at the conference.
Activities: This workshop will provide an overview of ABA as well as cover the vocabulary that the field employs and that will be in use throughout the convention.
Audience: Parents and professionals new to ABA.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Basic



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