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.


40th Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2014

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Workshop #W47
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
Measuring Fidelity: How Fidelity Measures Have Evolved in ABA Research and Current Applications for Direct Observation Measures to Ensure Implementation Fidelity of EBPs for Toddler Behavior Issues
Friday, May 23, 2014
4:00 PM–7:00 PM
W180 (McCormick Place Convention Center)
Area: TBA/CSE; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Shelley Clarke, M.A.
MICHELLE A. DUDA (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), SHELLEY CLARKE (University of South Florida)
Description: This workshop will provide an overview of the rationale for more precise and accurate measurement and implementation of the independent variable. This includes ensuring proper documentation and accountability by linking assessment to intervention. The content of the workshop will reflect the current interest in implementation science within applied research that also relates to recent legislative requirements concerning treatment integrity. Presenters will introduce the body of literature within applied behavior analysis that has promoted the need for measurement beyond change in the independent variable. Treatment integrity will be described both from the conceptual and practical viewpoint. Case studies demonstrating implementation measures and direct instruction in how to develop fidelity tools for researchers, teachers, and parents for early childhood studies will be shared.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this workshop, the participant will be able to (1) define and describe the elements of treatment integrity and procedural fidelity, (2) describe the importance of including treatment integrity measures within applied studies, and (3) identify practical approaches to developing treatment integrity measures supplemented with actual case studies.
Activities: The workshop will include an overview of implementation literature in the field of applied research, as well as sharing case studies from the field of intervention research that include measures of treatment integrity via videotape. Participants will be instructed in how to measure treatment integrity and practice with video in small group format, as well as how to develop treatment integrity measures for their own use in the field. Participants will be provided with structured group discussion about individual measures developed. Question and answer discussion with presenters will also be provided.
Audience: BACB certificants, licensed psychologists, researchers, behavioral consultants, program developers, and purveyors who may be involved in conducting applied intervention research.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Basic



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