Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.


44th Annual Convention; San Diego, CA; 2018

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Workshop #W46
CE Offered: BACB
After the Functional Behavior Assessment: The Behavior Intervention Plan and Essential Curriculum for Middle and High School Students With Autism to Reduce Disruptive Behavior and Teach Independent Life Skills
Friday, May 25, 2018
8:00 AM–3:00 PM
Manchester Grand Hyatt, Seaport Ballroom G
Area: AUT/TBA; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Laura Kenneally, Ed.D.
LAURA KENNEALLY (Advance Learning Center)
Description: Many middle and high school aged students with autism engage in a range of disruptive behavior, which severely limits their abilities to participate in typical family, school, and community activities. Their behaviors have effectively punished caregivers and providers from intervening and changing their behaviors. Left untreated, these behaviors will continue to prohibit their ability to gain meaningful employment or live in residential settings. This workshop highlights several successful data-based case studies of middle and high school students who learned to manage their behavior. The workshop focuses on a student who was toilet trained at age 15, and two other students whose disruptive behavior were reduced to near zero levels and maintained for years. The simple evidence-based interventions will be described using video, hands-on activities, and a step-by-step visual manual in order to help parents, special educators, and BCBAs to enact these methods with their students quickly and easily.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to: (1) identify 3 common barriers to change; (2) measure treatment integrity and adherence using the simple behavior intervention plan; (3) collect data and evaluate successful using data-based strategies; (4) implement a simple toilet training schedule program; (5) implement a simple response interruption procedure to reduce disruptive behavior, specifically aggression; (6) generalize this simple easy format to use with a range of students to increase their independence and reduce their need for ABA services.
Activities: The format combines lecture, video examples, small group hands on activities, and guided practice.
Audience: BCBAs, teachers, administrators, CST members
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Keyword(s): behavior management, curriculum, parental adherence, response interruption



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