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.


45th Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2019

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Panel #135
CE Offered: BACB
Sustainability of Behavioral Interventions and Lasting Systems Change
Saturday, May 25, 2019
5:00 PM–5:50 PM
Fairmont, Lobby Level, Cuvee
Area: CSS/AUT; Domain: Translational
CE Instructor: Veronica J. Howard, Ph.D.
Chair: Veronica J. Howard (University of Alaska Anchorage)
RACHEL L. WHITE (University of Alaska Anchorage; Good Behavior Beginnings)
HANA JURGENS (Positive Behavior Supports Corp.)
YULEMA CRUZ (Global Behavior Consultants, Inc.)

The field of Applied Behavior Analysis has produced a wealth of information on interventions to produce socially significant behavior change. As a result, many individuals seek the services of Behavior Analysts, most notably, services for children with autism and other developmental disabilities. Although there is a high demand for Behavior Analysts to consult with clients and create successful interventions for behavior change, once the Behavior Analyst’s consultation ends, the interventions are not often continued. Sustainability of behavioral interventions is a key factor in the maintenance of behavior changes within a setting. Sustainability of system change also requires building the capacity for on-going services. This panel will feature individuals working on various aspects of building capacity and creating sustainable programs. Panelists will speak on their success with creating sustainable programs for individuals and teachers that lasted after consultation ended. Panelists will also discuss strategies used to produce sustainable behavior change at the group, organization, and system level.

Instruction Level: Intermediate
Target Audience:

Intermediate/BCBAs; Behavior Analysts interested in creating lasting change.

Learning Objectives: 1. Participants will identify key features of creating sustainable models. 2. Participants will list examples of way to improve sustainability of behavioral interventions. 3. Participants will describe how changes in supervision systems improve sustainability.
Keyword(s): supervision, sustainability, training



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