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45th Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2019

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Workshop #W3
CE Offered: BACB — 
Supervision
Using a Behavior Skills Training Model to Increase Fluency in Play-Based Discrete Trial Teaching
Thursday, May 23, 2019
4:00 PM–7:00 PM
Swissôtel, Concourse Level, Zurich D
Area: AUT/EDC; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: E Amanda DiGangi, Ph.D.
E AMANDA DIGANGI (Arizona State University), SAMUEL DIGANGI (Arizona State University)
Description: Working with toddlers and preschoolers can be tricky business. Young children often lack skills necessary to sit and attend for even short periods of time, making instructional control a critical issue. The authors will present a play-based approach to discrete trial teaching that follows the child’s lead and maximizes establishing operations to increase acquisition of a variety of skills and behavioral cusps. The presentation will demonstrate the approach using a Behavioral Skills Training model to build fluency. Participants will practice the approach in teams and use specific strategies to build and measure fluency with their teammates. Preliminary data on improved fluency using the BST model will also be presented. Participants will be provided fidelity sheets and fluency data sheets for use in their own practice. This workshop is for BCBAs/BCaBAs who supervise programming for young children with developmental disabilities, including autism. The target audience are those individuals who are responsible for training and supervision of front line therapy, early intervention, or preschool special education staff. The workshop will use videos, demonstration, and hands on practice.
Learning Objectives: At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to: 1. Compare and contrast a play-based approach to Discrete Trial Teaching (DTT) with more traditional "table time" approaches. 2. Describe in detail a Behavior Skills Training model for increasing fluency in play-based DTT for their staff. 3. Demonstrate increased fluency in play-based DTT through fidelity and timed scoring methods. 4. Collect data on fluency in play-based DTT across 5-minute data collection probes.
Activities: Workshop objectives will be met through a balanced presentation of lecture, discussion, demonstration, video examples, guided practice, and team practice, and fluency building exercises.
Audience: This workshop is for BCBAs and BCaBAs who supervise programming for young children with developmental disabilities, including autism. The target audience are those individuals who are responsible for training and supervision of front line therapy, early intervention, or preschool special education staff. It is expected that this audience will have advanced level knowledge of applied behavior analysis and some amount of experience in training and supervising staff.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Advanced
Keyword(s): autism, early intervention, preschoolers, toddlers

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