Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.


42nd Annual Convention; Downtown Chicago, IL; 2016

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W62
CE Offered: PSY/BACB — 
Best Practices and Ethical Considerations for Behavior Analysts in Public School Consultation
Saturday, May 28, 2016
12:00 PM–3:00 PM
St. Gallen 1, Swissotel
Area: AUT/DDA; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Dena Shade-Monuteaux, Ph.D.
Description: This workshop will provide educators and behavior analysts with strategies and frameworks for optimizing the role of the BCBA in a public school setting in an ethical, effective, and clinically sound manner. Beginning with an overview of the scope of practice for BCBA’s, the workshop will provide attendees with a basic understanding of the parameters in which they are expected to competently operate. These parameters include: the new BACB Professional and Ethical Conduct Code, BCBAs as consultants, functional behavioral assessments, instructional programming, data collection, staff/parent trainings, and on-going treatment efficacy monitoring. Finally, this workshop will teach providers how to translate this knowledge into effective and operationally defined applied behavior analytic and educational procedures. A primary focus of the workshop is on the establishment of effective collaboration between the BCBA and school personnel. The collaborations this workshop will focus on are in the areas of BCBA services in public schools; roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders; individualized education programs; the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act and special education law; understanding the role of BCBAs as school consultants; identifying some limitations of the application of ABA principles and technologies in public schools; and identifying the critical elements of a successful school-based ABA program. Participants will learn how to apply these elements in school settings with a focus on antecedent interventions.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, the participant will be able to: (1) identify the types of BCBA services available in a public school; (2) identify roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders; (3) articulate the basics of IDEA and special education law and regulations; (4) understand the role of BCBAs as school consultants; (5) identify the application of ABA principles and technologies in the public school and the limitations; (6) identify the critical elements of a successful school-based ABA program; (7) understand applications of these elements in different school-based settings; (8) understand and identify antecedent and consequent interventions.
Activities: Workshop objectives will be met through a balanced presentation of lecture, group discussion, small group activities, exemplars of permanent products and competency and knowledge based evaluations.
Audience: Special education teachers, BCBAs, students in BCBA programs
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Keyword(s): Autism, Behavior Assessment, Ethics, School Consultation



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