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

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Workshop #W15
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
The Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills and the Development of Comprehensive Treatment Programs
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
9:15 AM–11:15 AM
Forum ABC, Niveau 1
Area: DDA/AUT; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Marie Laure Joelle Nuchadee, Ph.D.
Description: The Applied Behavior Analysis Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder: Practice Guidelines for Healthcare Funders and Managers states that "A developmentally appropriate ABA assessment process must identify strengths and weaknesses across domains and potential barriers to progress. The information from this process is the basis for developing the individualized ABA treatment plan." There are numerous existing tools that aim at assessing learner's abilities and skills levels, however the assessment process required for the development of comprehensive treatment programs or focused treatments can be complex. This workshop will cover the different existing clinical tools used by professionals in behavior analysis working with developmentally impaired patients allowing a detailed analysis of the skills of the students, but focus more particularly on the use of the Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills (ABLLS-R) and its skills-tracking system and how it can be used to identify the skills to be targeted both in comprehensive as well as focused treatments.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to: (1) observe and document the skills present in the behavioral repertoire of a child; (2) target the learning needs of a student; (3) develop a focused treatment according to the results of the assessment; (4) develop a comprehensive treatment according to the results of the assessment.
Activities: Lecture, small group activities on case studies, discussion
Audience: Professionals with basic knowledge in ABA and looking forward to strengthen their knowledge in applied behavior analysis
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Basic
Keyword(s): behavioral assessment, comprehensive treatment



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