Association for Behavior Analysis International

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36th Annual Convention; San Antonio, TX; 2010

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W31
CE Offered: BACB
Activity Schedules: Beyond Independent Activities
Friday, May 28, 2010
2:00 PM–5:00 PM
Republic C (Grand Hyatt)
Area: AUT/TBA; Domain: Applied Behavior Analysis
CE Instructor: Gary Novak, Ph.D.
Description: The purpose of this intermediate workshop is to train participants in the use of various forms of visual activity schedules. Activity schedules will be described and explained, as well as instruction on how to effectively establish stimulus control using them. Activity schedules have been employed with individuals with autism to promote independence and increase on-task behavior. In addition to addressing their use with individuals with autism, this workshop will describe their expanded use to a variety of conditions at home and school. Specifically, this workshop will focus on novel uses of activity schedules including their use to increase social, play, and self-help skills; increase food acceptance; incorporate choice; facilitate transitions; and address community behavior. Instruction on the use of computer schedules will be provided. This will include demonstrations of computerized activity schedules that incorporate sounds and video clips.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to do the following: 1. describe and set up basic activity schedules; 2. identify settings and occasions to use them, as well as learners to use them with; 3. describe various forms and modalities of activity schedules and match them to individuals’ learning styles; 4. implement basic activity schedules; 5. troubleshoot and describe modifications enhancing usefulness of activity schedules; 6. create and implement advanced activity schedules.
Activities: This workshop will include a review of activity schedule instructional methodology; a review of videotaped exemplars of activity schedules; small group practice in the implementation of activity schedules to establish play skills, social skills, acceptance of nonpreferred food, and independent toileting; and a demonstration of computerized activity schedules.
Audience: Behavior analysts and teachers.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate



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