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42nd Annual Convention; Downtown Chicago, IL; 2016

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Workshop #W47
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
CANCELED: Supporting Effective Program Development Within Public School Settings
Saturday, May 28, 2016
8:00 AM–3:00 PM
Vevey 4, Swissotel
Area: DDA/PRA; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Solandy Forte, LSW
SOLANDY FORTE (Center for Children with Special Needs), ELIZABETH C. NULTY (Center for Children with Special Needs), MARK J. PALMIERI (The Center for Children with Speical Needs), MICHAEL F. DORSEY (Endicott College)
Description: It has become essential for public school-based interdisciplinary teams to consistently incorporate evidence-based practices within the least restrictive environment. Applied behavior analysis (ABA) provides a framework for addressing the needs of students with complex learning profiles and possesses the great strength of being easily customized to the needs of any one student within the culture and context of his or her community school. To ensure that successful program development occurs, behavior analysts must consider the essential components for providing consultation that will facilitate sustainable and effective programming through incorporating critical features of effective consultation. Further, it is imperative that system evaluation procedures be used to assess the current levels of readiness for system-wide implementation of ABA-based services in order to map the appropriate program development steps to guide capacity development. This workshop will identify the essential components to effective consultation, review a system-level needs assessment evaluation, identify barriers and enablers to effective consultation, identify strategies for successfully collaboration with school district administration, educators, and families in advocating for meaningful and effective program growth. In addition, it will discuss guidelines for supporting consultation activities through the use of evidence-based procedures and fidelity measures.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, the participant will be able to: (1) understand key features of needs assessment at the individual and system levels; (2) understand key elements of sustainable evidence-based programming; (3) recognize barriers and enablers to system change; (4) understand planning steps to guide systems from current levels of performance to desired level; (5) understand how to support effective consultation through the use of evidence-based procedures and fidelity measures.
Activities: The format of the workshop includes lecture, small group activities, group discussion, and review of current literature related to the topic.
Audience: Special educators, psychologists, behavior analysts, school administrators, and other professionals in the field of education.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate



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