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43rd Annual Convention; Denver, CO; 2017

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Workshop #W37
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
CANCELED: Expanding Our Reach: Applied Behavior Analysis Goes Bananas
Friday, May 26, 2017
8:00 AM–3:00 PM
Hyatt Regency
Area: AAB; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Susan G. Friedman, Ph.D.
SUSAN G. FRIEDMAN (Utah State University), KENNETH T. RAMIREZ (John G. Shedd Aquarium)
Description: This workshop is designed for all behavior analysts interested in improving the welfare of animals in the wild and in human care through the systematic application of applied behavior analysis principles and procedures, and ethical standards. Topics include the significance of the natural science approach to understanding and changing behavior, examples of function based intervention design with exotic and companion animals, errorless learning approaches, conditioning non-food reinforcers, concept training, and conservation training.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to: (1) Explain the function of behavior from an evolutionary perspective; (2) Describe at least one animal example of functional analysis and intervention design; (3) List at least 3 antecedent arrangements to reduce learner error; (4) Identify the benefits to training of conditioning non-food reinforcers; (5) Describe a procedure for training concepts with animal learners; (6) Explain the relevance training to animal conservation.
Activities: Workshop objectives will be met through a balanced presentation of lecture, video observation, and group discussion. Core content will be taught through lecture, and video demonstrations of strategies will be provided.
Audience: This workshop is relevant to all attendees of ABAI conference interested in animal applications of ABA.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Basic



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