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Ninth International Conference; Paris, France; 2017

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Panel #87
CE Offered: BACB
The Utility and Challenges of the Motivating Operation Concept
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
11:30 AM–12:20 PM
Loft B, Niveau 3
Area: PCH/TBA; Domain: Theory
CE Instructor: Robert K. Ross, Ed.D.
Chair: Robert K. Ross (Beacon ABA Services)
CAIO F. MIGUEL (California State University, Sacramento)
NEIL T. MARTIN (Behavior Analyst Certification Board)
CELSO GOYOS (Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos)
Abstract: The motivating operation (MO) as defined by Jack Michael and others has been increasingly used over the past few decades in support of applied treatment. In particular the MO concept has been used in early intensive behavioral treatment (EIBI) of children on the autism spectrum. This symposium will discuss the applied usefulness of the MO concept with respect to teaching communication skills, it will also discuss some conceptual challenges that the concept presents with respect to measurement and the operant learning paradigm.
Instruction Level: Advanced
Keyword(s): Motivating Operation, Truth Criteria
 

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