Association for Behavior Analysis International

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42nd Annual Convention; Downtown Chicago, IL; 2016

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W5
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
Generative Instruction for Individuals With Learning Challenges
Friday, May 27, 2016
4:00 PM–7:00 PM
Skyway 272, Hyatt Regency, Blue East
Area: AUT/EDC; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Richard E. Laitinen, Ph.D.
RICHARD E. LAITINEN (Eduational and Developmental Therapies, Inc), GLADYS WILLIAMS (CIEL, SPAIN)
Description: The purpose of this workshop is to introduce clinicians to generative instruction technology. Both the conceptual and research base of generative instruction promises to significantly improve the efficacy and efficiency of ABA-based educational technologies for both neurotypical and atypical learners, and to resolve many of the learning challenges presented by children with autism and related disorders. The presentation is divided into three components: part 1 identifies and reviews the knowledge base that supports generative instruction design and delivery; part 2 reviews and demonstrates varius generative instructional design and delivery options; part 3 includes activities to acquire and practice each instructional design and delivery option.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, the participant will be able to: (1) identify several types of generative instruction designs and procedures within hear/say, read/say, read/write, and hear-think/write learning channels, and describe the potential for each to establish generative learner performance; (2) identify the key studies and projects that have lead to contemporary, applied generative instructional design within hear/say, read/say, read/write, and hear-think/write learning channels; (3) demonstrate application of three major generative instruction procedures to individual, self-choose cases within hear/say, read/say, read/write, and hear-think/write learning channels and discuss/review with other workshop participants.
Activities: Activities will include didactic presentation of the conceptual and research history of generative instruction. The presentation will include video examples of various generative instructional design and delivery procedures (e.g., general case programming through direct instruction delivery). Presentation will include built in Active Student Response opportunities throughout. Active discussion will be encouraged throughout. After presentation of each major generative contingency (e.g., contingency adduction), small break out groups will be formed to produce a clinical example of the use of that contingency. Several procedures will require participants to complete pre-structured instructional design templates.
Audience: Intermediate level clinicians and clinical supervisors of instructional programming to address the learning, comprehension, and performance challenges of individuals with learning deficits and difficulties.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Keyword(s): Contingency adduction, Generalcase programming, Generative instruction, Recombinative generalization



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