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44th Annual Convention; San Diego, CA; 2018

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Workshop #W80
CE Offered: BACB
CANCELED: But What Do I Teach Now? Determining Where to Begin With Individualized Program Development
Friday, May 25, 2018
4:00 PM–7:00 PM
Room to be Announced
Area: AUT/EDC; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Amy Foley, M.Ed.
AMY FOLEY (Melmark New England), KRISTIN J. COLBERT (Melmark New England)
Description: Over time, experts in varied fields including education and psychology have provided theories regarding learning, methods of instruction, and precisely what skills should be included (Lipsey & Wilson, 1993). When working with exceptional clients, professionals need to be versed in evidence-based theories, methods, and skills, as well as processes to individualize targets. We will be reviewing educational theories as they relate to teaching exceptional clients in a behavior analytic format, the importance of technological response definitions when assessing skills, and focusing on selecting skills to assess (referencing common core curriculum, client history of learning and prior knowledge, motivation, chaining methods, etc.). The analysis of formal assessment data, scope and sequence of skills and specific, fluid baseline data collection methods will be outlined. The importance of data analysis in relation to program development, and the review of graphical displays when interpreting data will be highlighted. Workshop participants are expected to actively participate in the analysis of visual displays of assessment and baseline data across multiple conditions, and determining skill level through video observations of skills being completed.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to: (1) Query research with educational terms and theories that align with applied behavior analysis;(2) Identify skills to assess with their client;(3) Create a data collection method, individualized to their client, for each skill being assessed; (4) Analyze baseline assessment data; (5) Determine where in the Proximal Zone of Development the assessed skill falls, and whether the skill should be targeted for instruction, reassessed for prerequisite skills, labeled as "mastered," or replaced with a more functional alternative.
Activities: Lecture; Small group breakout for data analysis;Guided practice through case studies;Group discussion following video observations;Supplemental materials will be provided for practice in the analysis of baseline assessment data
Audience: Intermediate (e.g. junior BCBAs)
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Keyword(s): Baseline assessment, Data analysis, Educational theories, Scope/sequence



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