Association for Behavior Analysis International

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36th Annual Convention; San Antonio, TX; 2010

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Workshop #W78
CE Offered: BACB
Using the Vineland-II to Measure Adaptive Skill Development and Inform Goal Selection
Saturday, May 29, 2010
8:00 AM–11:00 AM
Crockett C (Grand Hyatt)
Area: DDA/AUT; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Kimberly Sloman, Ph.D.
JAMES CHOK (Melmark New England), DEREK D. REED (Melmark New England)
Description: The Vineland-II (Sparrow, Cicchetti, & Balla, 2005) is a widely-used normative rating scale of adaptive behavior that measures functioning across the areas of communication, daily living skills, and socialization. The individual behaviors that constitute these broader domains are often targets for intervention in school, residential, and other clinical settings that serve individuals with developmental disabilities. Adaptive skills identified using the Vineland-II can be integrated into the development of individualized education plans and the scale can serve as a measurement of adaptive skill development over time. The use of the Vineland-II can also play an important role in establishing the appropriateness of the need for guardianship and eligibility for state-funded services. This workshop will provide an overview of the various rating forms of the Vineland-II (e.g., parent/caregiver, teacher), review rating procedures, and highlight the ways in which the scale can be used (e.g., research, goal selection, tracking progress over time, etc.).
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this workshop, the participant will have learned the following: 1. how to accurately score and provide ratings for the Vineland-II, to select target behaviors for intervention using items from the Vineland-II, and 3. to have an appreciation for the role the Vineland-II can serve in measuring progress over time and determining the appropriateness of the need for guardianship and eligibility for state-funded services.
Activities: Workshop activities will include completing the parent/caregiver and teacher rating forms using case study descriptions, scoring the Vineland-II forms, determining strengths and limitations both within and across assessments using basic statistical analysis, and creating well-defined behavioral goals using items from the Vineland-II.
Audience: This workshop is intended for individuals with a Master's degree (at minimum) working within public and private school settings, and other clinical service delivery settings. The workshop is intended for professionals such as psychologists, special education teachers, social workers, speech and language pathologists, behavior analysts, occupational therapists, and physical therapists.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate



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