Association for Behavior Analysis International

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44th Annual Convention; San Diego, CA; 2018

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W6
CE Offered: BACB
Motivating Learner Participation: An Alternative to Traditional Escape Extinction Methods With The 7 Steps to Instructional Control
Thursday, May 24, 2018
4:00 PM–7:00 PM
Manchester Grand Hyatt, Harbor Ballroom A
Area: AUT/VRB; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Robert Schramm, M.A.
ROBERT SCHRAMM (Knospe-ABA GmbH, Meridian Rehabilitation Consulting, Inc.)
Description: Whether one works in autism or not, every teacher, aide, RBT, and BCBA has had clients that challenge their ability to earn instructional control and gain motivated cooperation in learning. This workshop offers information and data on an approach to earning instructional control that works without the use of traditional escape extinction procedures. When escape extinction is undesired, impossible, or unsuccessful, using an alternative such as The 7 Steps to Earning Instructional Control is a welcome addition to the field. Content has obtained credibility, as demonstrated by the involvement of the broader practice, education, and science communities in studying or applying the findings, procedures, practices, or theoretical concepts.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to: (1) describe the procedures that are in common use as escape extinction while becoming familiar with the problems associated with their use; (2) identify three alternatives to the basic three procedures used as escape extinction; (3) discuss The 7 Steps to Earning Instructional Control as an alternative to traditional escape extinction; (4) identify advanced considerations related to using the seven steps as well as the advantages and possible weaknesses related to their use.
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 would be useful for anyone (BCBAs, BCaBAs, RBTs) currently providing or receiving ABA programming that includes a heavy reliance on escape extinction and might work in environments that this is not preferred, possible or successful currently.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Keyword(s): Cooperation, Escape Extinction, Instructional Control, Motivation



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