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.


Ninth International Conference; Paris, France; 2017

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W9
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
Standard Celeration Charting
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
7:00 AM–9:00 AM
Studio DE, Niveau 2
Area: TBA/EDC; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Abigail B. Calkin, Ph.D.
ABIGAIL B. CALKIN (Calkin Consulting Center), Kristine F. Melroe (Morningside Academy)
Description: The workshop will review the uses of the standard celeration chart (SCC) across the past 50 years with emphasis on its scientific charting and analyses of human performance in education and in other areas such as inner behavior and areas that impact society. The behavior charts shown will be individual and systemic. Participants will review writing precise performance statements (pinpoint behaviors), standard charting conventions, the three important dimensions of behavior to monitor--frequency, celeration, and bounce, and how to analyze data on the chart to assist in decision making. Some of the research and articles shared will be analyses and publications in international journals of educational research and behavior analysis. The guidelines and standards followed are those set by universities, school districts and communities for improvement in performance and learning. Attendees bringing their computers will assist in individual learning.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to: (1) state and analyze the content of the data on an SCC in terms of its frequency, celeration, and bounce (variability) in 1 minute; (2) make data-based decisions off of a variety of charts in educational and social (including inner behavior) fields; (3) state his/her new area of expertise and will list what kinds of decisions s/he will assist others to make once back at work after ABAI-Paris; (4) write new workshop learnings to facilitate practicing them once home.
Activities: Instructional strategies include lecture with slides to impart knowledge, videos of people in learning situations for examples, and small group sharing of ideas about solutions. Activities to meet workshop objectives will include lecture, video observations, practice of chart interpretation, and written plans for implantation of workshop learning. Supplemental materials will be available online at the time of and after the workshop. The format will include lecture, guided practice, many frequency building exercises, and brief small group discussions.
Audience: This workshop assumes the participants have a basic knowledge of the standard celeration chart and that they have used it. This workshop will be given an intermediate level and is designed to provide information on chart-based decision-making to advance the skills of the participants.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Keyword(s): precision teaching



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