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42nd Annual Convention; Downtown Chicago, IL; 2016

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Workshop #W78
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
CANCELED: Functional Assessment Consultation Support in Schools
Saturday, May 28, 2016
4:00 PM–7:00 PM
Columbus Hall EF, Hyatt Regency, Gold East
Area: EDC; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Edward J. Daly, Ph.D.
EDWARD J. DALY (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
Description: This workshop will present a model for conducting school-based consultation which embeds a functional-assessment process into an updated version of the Behavioral Consultation model. The consultation model incorporates innovations (direct academic assessment, observations of active responding, reinforcer validation, performance-deficit analysis, brief experimental analysis) that were not available when Behavioral Consultation was originally designed. The model follows a sequence of problem validation, treatment validation, and treatment evaluation. The process produces an intervention after the first consultative interview. The intervention is monitored over a short period of time, after which another interview is conducted to determine whether the plan should be continued or modified based on initial results and treatment integrity data. A final consultative interview to evaluate the intervention’s effects is conducted after a more extended period of implementation. Protocols for the three consultative interviews and the assessments will be shared with participants. The assessments involve curriculum-based measures, classroom observations of active responding, preference assessment, reinforcer validation, and brief experimental analysis. Guidance will be given in terms of how to conceptualize, structure, and interpret the results to present the consultee with evidence-based treatment options for classroom application. Research and case examples will be presented to illustrate each step of the process.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, the participant will be able to: (1) integrate interview, observational data, basic skill assessment data, work samples, preference assessments, performance deficit analyses, and brief experimental analyses in a sequential consultation process; (2) guide consultees in a strategic and structured decision making process that prioritizes improving academic performance;(3) support teacher implementation of empirically derived treatments through antecedent control strategies and performance feedback;(4) evaluate the results within cases to produce recommendations for future programming and across cases to validate their own practice
Activities: Instructional strategies will include lecture, modeling examples, practice examples for attendees, feedback, and discussion.
Audience: This workshop is appropriate for basic and intermediate skill levels. It will emphasize how to use assessment and intervention methods (e.g., preference assessment, brief experimental analysis) familiar to behavior analysts in a structured consultative process in schools.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Basic
Keyword(s): Academic intervention, Consultation, Functional assessment, Schools



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