|Systems for Identifying Levels of Procedural Integrity and Steps Towards Increasing Levels of Integrity|
|Saturday, May 29, 2010|
|8:00 AM–11:00 AM |
|Presidio A (Grand Hyatt)|
|Area: AUT/CSE; Domain: Applied Behavior Analysis|
|CE Instructor: James Carr, Ph.D.|
|PAULA RIBEIRO BRAGA-KENYON (The New England Center for Children), SHAWN E. KENYON (New England Center for Children)|
|Description: The term procedural integrity refers to the implementation of an intervention as intended (Codding, Feinberg, Dunn, & Pace, 2005) or as the interobserver agreement measures on the occurrence or nonoccurrence of the independent variables (Billingsley, White, & Munson, 1980). High procedural integrity involves an experimenter measuring what they intended to measure, or implementing a treatment plan exactly as it was intended. The current workshop addresses the issue of procedural integrity with respect to treatment programs. Participants will learn to develop systems to measure levels of procedural integrity in implementing behavior programs as well as interventions to improve it. Participants will learn to analyze behavior plans while breaking down components in order to compose checklists that can be used to measure overall procedural integrity. Methods for analyzing results will also be reviewed. Additionally, a few studies using different methodologies to improve procedural integrity in implementing treatment programs will be presented.|
|Learning Objectives: This workshop has the following objectives:
1. Participants will learn to analyze behavior plans while breaking down its components in order to compose checklists that can be used to measure overall procedural integrity.
2. Participants will learn to develop systems to measure levels of procedural integrity in running behavior programs.
3. Participants will learn to develop interventions to improve procedural integrity.|
|Activities: Participants will be presented with samples of behavior plans and will be asked to break the plan into components. Participants will also be asked to fill in checklists breaking down the components of the plan and will view a video sample and score procedural integrity. Participants will develop interventions to address low levels of procedural integrity|
|Audience: This workshop targets professionals in the field of behavior analysis who provide services for children receiving special education services. Lead teachers, coordinators, specialists, and consultants will be introduced to systems to access current levels of procedural integrity while implementing behavior programs as well as ways to increase levels of procedural integrity when those are not satisfactory. Easy to create data sheets will be described, and those can be used at private organizations as well as public schools.|
|Content Area: Practice|
|Instruction Level: Intermediate|