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42nd Annual Convention; Downtown Chicago, IL; 2016

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Workshop #W75
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
CANCELED: Improving Effective Behavior Support Practices in Large Behavioral Organizations Serving Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorders and Developmental Disabilities Using a Data-Based Multi-Tiered Framework
Saturday, May 28, 2016
4:00 PM–7:00 PM
Vevey 1, Swissotel
Area: DDA/AUT; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Robert F. Putnam, Ph.D.
ROBERT F. PUTNAM (May Institute), GORDON A. DEFALCO (May Institute)
Description: School-wide Positive Behavior Support, a data based multi-tiered framework, has been shown to be effective in schools in improving behavior support practices as well as skill acquisition and reducing problem behavior (Sugai & Horner, 2009). This workshop will present a methodology and tools that assist in the effective and efficient implementation of a multi-tiered approach to improving clinical outcomes in organizations serving individuals with austism spectrum disorders and developmental disabilities. Within a multi-tiered system of support, universal interventions are implemented across all individuals with the organization. Secondary or targeted interventions are implemented for those individuals who are not responsive to the universal interventions. At the intensive level are those individuals who exhibit problem behavior who either are not responsive to targeted/secondary interventions or engage in high-risk behaviors. The workshop will present the effective use of data-based decision-making that incorporates applied behavior analysis/evidenced-based practices at the universal, secondary, and intensive level. Participants will review case examples using tools for implementation that have shown improvement in both practices and improved outcomes (Putnam, DeFalco, McDermott, Bussier & Barry, 2015). Participants will have the opportunity to use the information presented to begin to build action plans for implementation within their own organizations.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, the participant will be able to: (1) report the components of a multi-tiered behavior support framework within a behavior analytical organization; (2) list the tools for implementation and how they can be used for implementation; (3) apply the methodology and tools to the their own organization; (4) report the expected clinical outcomes from the application of this framework.
Activities: The workshop activities will include a discussion of the data-based multi-tiered behavior support framework and the tools to support effective implementation. Participants will engage in guided activities in small groups that will allow them to understand how the principles and concepts can apply to their organizations. Participants will, through guided practices use, begin to build action plans for implementation in their own organizations.
Audience: This intermediate level workshop is designed for administrators and BCBAs who are interested in improving the effectiveness and efficiency of behavior support practices and meaningful clinical outcomes
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate



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