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

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W95
CE Offered: BACB
A Practical Application of Evidence-Based Training Strategies
Friday, May 25, 2018
4:00 PM–7:00 PM
Manchester Grand Hyatt, Gaslamp CD
Area: OBM/PRA; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Alyssa Kavner, M.A.
ALYSSA KAVNER (Easter Seals Southern California), KIMBERLEY ANDREA ENLOE (Easterseals Southern California), YENDRI DIAZ (weTrain)
Description: The recent growth in ABA based services for individuals with an autism spectrum disorder has led to the rapid hiring and training of RBTs, BCaBAs, and BCBAs. This has resulted in a need to establish competency-based curriculum for both trainers and clinicians. Building and maintaining effective training within any ABA practice is paramount to its effectiveness and success. Trainers are responsible for training staff to fluency and ensuring readiness to work in the field.This workshop will demonstrate how evidenced-based training methodologies can be adapted to various learning environments. There will also be discussion on the establishment and maintenance of a training program, training staff to become effective trainers, training curriculum development, and ongoing support at various ABA programs. Topics include but are not limited to: fluency training; video modeling; e-learning/ online training;active student responding;behavioral skills training;competency based training;feedback during skills practice;in-field follow-up; training goal setting; competency checklists.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to: (1) identify and define evidence-based training strategies; (2) create an outline for training content using evidence-based training strategies; (3) identify next steps in implementing their training; (4) identify how to measure quality and effectiveness of their training; (5) set goals for trainers and trainees; (6) plan for generalization of skills from the training environment into the clinical field.
Activities: Workshop objectives will be met using behavioral skills training through the following activities: 1. Instructor presentation and group discussion 2. Individual and small group guided practice 3. Individual and small group competency building exercises
Audience: Audience: Workshop target audience is ABA Clinical and Training Managers or Supervisors
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Keyword(s): Leadership, OBM, Training



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