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44th Annual Convention; San Diego, CA; 2018

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Workshop #W84
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
CANCELED: It's a Two-Way Street: Behavior Analysts Promoting Activityand Activity Promoters Applying Behavior Analysis
Friday, May 25, 2018
4:00 PM–7:00 PM
Room to be Announced
Area: CBM/TBA; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Jeannie A. Golden, Ph.D.
JEANNIE A. GOLDEN (East Carolina University), KELLI MINTON (East Carolina University )
Description: Traditional physical activity promotion strategies including educational and persuasion-based interventions are largely ineffective or yield mixed results which has further contributed to the increase in sedentary lifestyles (i.e. both typically developing and developmentally delayed) and obese individuals. Employing several unique example studies, the presentations will demonstrate the novel applicability of FBA as best practice to assist individuals in overcoming exercise related obstacles. Training direct care staff to promote activity requires use of approachable and easily understood terminology and practices. Thus, alternative ways of describing complex ABA terminology to non-behaviorists will be provided. Attendees will discuss the application of FBA in activity promotion for behaviors of both new and current exercisers and learn to functionally classify behaviors including avoidance behaviors (e.g. excessive transition time during exercise), escape behaviors (e.g. taking unauthorized or prolonged breaks) and attention seeking behaviors (e.g. socializing rather than exercising). The workshop will include model interventions to promote positive exercise experiences and behaviors for individuals who are developmentally delayed and typically developing as well as methods for feasible and effective direct care staff training.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop participants will be able to (1) describe functions of exercise abating behaviors for in,dividuals who are developmentally delayed and typically developing; (2) develop data forms and record exercise behaviors; (3) develop interventions based on functions of activity abating behaviors; (4) successfully communicate FBA principles and applications to those outside of ABA; (5) assist direct care staff in applying behavioral analysis to promote activity.
Activities: Activities will include lecture, guided practice, video observation and data collection, role-playing, and group discussion.
Audience: Behavior analysts, direct care staff, behavior analysts interested in physical activity promotion and activity promoters interested in applying behavioral principles and strategies.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Keyword(s): activity promotion, functional assessment, physical inactivity, staff training



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