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44th Annual Convention; San Diego, CA; 2018

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Workshop #W34
CE Offered: BACB
Jail Hesso: Taking Effective Procedures, and the Perspective of Our Learner, into Discrete Trial TrainingSessions
Thursday, May 24, 2018
4:00 PM–7:00 PM
Room to be Announced
Area: TBA/VRB; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Jon Blann, M.S.
JON BLANN (The Human Institute), AMNA MOHAMMED AHMED (Think, Therapeutic Interventions for Kids)
Description: What if training could inspire you to continue learning long after the training has ended? What if you could learn to empathize with the frustrations and elations your learners experience in session? Technicians are trained to follow procedures, without experiencing the effects from a learner's perspective. As a result, staff maybe unable to a) empathize with the learner and b) move away from using ineffective teaching strategies. The goal for this workshop is to train practitioners to improve their ability to analyze variables responsible for effective DTT sessions. More importantly, this workshop will artfully disseminate the science of human behavior through a training that is an establishing operation for technicians to seek out ways to improve their craft. This workshop will allow you to contact, directly, the contingencies experienced by our nonverbal learners. We will also discuss procedures that are more conducive to learning and the procedures that can prevent us from breaking through to our learners. In order to adequately teach individuals with behavioral, verbal, and academic deficits it is important for behavioral technicians to, not only learn the skill of implementing clinical programs, but also develop a repertoire necessary for analyzing behavior from session to session.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to: (1) Discriminate between effective and ineffective teaching procedures; (2) Identify, with fluency, ineffective teaching strategies; (3) Give a behavioral definition for empathy; (4) Discriminate between procedure centric and learner centric training methods.
Activities: 1. Instructor presentation and group discussion 2. Small group DTT practice, using a variety of teaching procedures 3. Video review of DTT sessions (from Bahrain clinic)
Audience: Basic
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Basic
Keyword(s): DTT, Empathy, Training Procedures, Verbal Behavior

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