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 #W16
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
Assessing and Teaching Students With Significant Needs: The Impact of Essential for Living in a School Setting
Friday, May 27, 2016
4:00 PM–7:00 PM
Michigan ABC, Hyatt Regency, Bronze East
Area: DDA/AUT; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Lisa N. Britton, Ph.D.
LISA N. BRITTON (Spectrum Center), DIANINHA SEAL (Spectrum Schools), AMANDA BECK (Spectrum Schools and Programs)
Description: The purpose of this workshop is to train people on the Essential for Living (EFL) assessment and curriculum. EFL is a skills-based assessment designed specifically for individuals with severe to profound disabilities who exhibit challenging behaviors and struggle with basic communication skills. The focus of this workshop is to describe EFL with a significant emphasis on how to conduct the assessment and develop targets for instruction. During the workshop the instructors will also describe and demonstrate the data collection process followed by opportunities to practice data collection. Outcome data and case studies will be discussed.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, the participant will be able to: (1) articulate what EFL is and the population that would benefit from it; (2) implement a quick assessment and apply the assessment procedures for a student/client on their case load; (3) identify appropriate targets based on the assessment results; (4) collect data with the EFL data collection tools.
Activities: The format of this workshop will include lecture, guided practice, and small group discussion.
Audience: Graduate students and professionals working with individuals with developmental disabilities in either an educational, group home, or day program setting.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Basic



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