Association for Behavior Analysis International

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40th Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2014

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Workshop #W4
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
Work Smarter, Not Harder! "Self & Match": An Interactive Workshop to Develop a Comprehensive Self-Monitoring and Motivational System
Friday, May 23, 2014
8:00 AM–3:00 PM
W181a (McCormick Place Convention Center)
Area: AUT/EDC; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Jamie Siden Salter, Ed.S.
JAMIE SIDEN SALTER (San Diego County Office of Education), KATHARINE M. CROCE ("Self & Match")
Description: This interactive and hands-on workshop will provide an excellent opportunity for individuals to learn a well-defined, systematic self-monitoring intervention and motivational system. Participants attending this workshop will leave with a comprehensive tool in hand to implement immediately. This session will explore peer-reviewed research that supports the implementation of self-monitoring systems for students of various ages and developmental levels. A discussion of self-monitoring procedures incorporating a "match" component will be presented, with specific focus on "Self & Match," a user-friendly, easy to implement, empirically supported system. Participants in this training will acquire a systematic guide to planning self-monitoring systems, as well as a "Self & Match" manual with substantial training materials. Additionally, participants will strengthen their knowledge of necessary considerations prior to implementing any self-monitoring or motivational system. The "Self & Match" system has been used internationally to support individuals with emotional or behavior disorders, autism, and learning disabilities, as well as unidentified students in general education. "Self & Match" can be incorporated into individualized behavior systems, class-wide, and school-wide management procedures as a part of SWPBIS, and has been successfully implemented in a variety of settings, including (but not limited to) public and private schools, clinics, homes, and recreational settings. Great workshop for individuals and/or teams!
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this workshop, the participant will be able to (1) identify the research-based benefits of self-monitoring; (2) identify the basic components of the "Self & Match" system; (3) effectively apply, individualize, and monitor progress of a self-monitoring system; (4) identify the necessary components of an effective motivational system; (5) identify the importance of pre-treatment planning on the effectiveness of intervention; (6) create a "Self & Match" self-monitoring system to implement in their workplace; and (7) systematically consider function in the development of self-monitoring interventions and reinforcement opportunities.
Activities: During the course of this hands-on workshop, participants will strengthen the skills needed to effectively develop self-monitoring interventions incorporating a match component. This workshop will review the purpose/rationale of self-monitoring, the benefits of self-monitoring, and the "Self & Match" system, and consider the role of technology in supporting this behavioral intervention. Additionally, participants will interactively complete a systematic considerations guide prior to implementation to lead them on their way to creating their own "Self & Match" system.
Audience: Participants will engage in active learning to increase their knowledge of systematic self-monitoring and motivational systems as behavior interventions. Workshop attendees will gain a tool/guide to develop their own "Self & Match" systems to utilize in school, home, or clinic settings. This workshop is designed for BACB certificants and licensed psychologists, behavior analysts, consultants, school psychologists, autism specialists, special educators, teachers, administrators, parents, students, and/or others who primarily support individuals from K to 21.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Keyword(s): Autism, Behavior Intervention, PBS, Self-Monitoring



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