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 #W71
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
Help! Successful Home Programs: A How-To for BCBAs
Saturday, May 28, 2016
4:00 PM–7:00 PM
Randolph, Hyatt Regency, Bronze East
Area: AUT/PRA; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Laura Kenneally, Ed.D.
LAURA KENNEALLY (Advance Learning Center)
Description: Many parents have access to home programs for students with autism via insurance, but the programs are challenging for BCBAs to manage effectively due to issues with challenging behaviors, treatment integrity, parental adherence, and lack of a full-proof curriculum. Unfortunately, without a proper plan in place, BCBAs are often managing home programs that are ineffective and frustrating to all and may inadvertently cause other side effects such as a lack of respect by outsiders for the science of applied behavior analysis. This workshop is a step-by-step simple curriculum to help a BCBA create a simple, effective program that all staff and parents can implement. This program teaches the student to perform a range of skills from simple directions to complex communication, and independent activities. Using positive behavioral supports, the student will learn to increase his attention span, markedly improve his direction-following skills, and decrease self-stimulatory behavior and other disruptive behavior including aggression and self-injurious behaviors.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, the participant will be able to: (1) determine and make environmental changes that reduce the need for behavior analysis services; (2) identify the contingencies governing the behavior of those responsible for carrying out behavior change procedures and design interventions accordingly.
Activities: Instructional strategies include: lecture, hands-on tasks, small group breakouts, and videos.
Audience: Intermediate BCBAs, teachers, administrators, CST members
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Keyword(s): behavior management, parental adherence



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