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.


47th Annual Convention; Online; 2021

All times listed are Eastern time (GMT-4 at the time of the convention in May).

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Workshop #W16A
CE Offered: BACB
ABA Parent Training: Essential Tools for ABA Providers
Friday, May 28, 2021
9:00 AM–12:00 PM
Area: CBM/DEV; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Lilyan Willemijn Johanna Campbell, M.S.
Description: In this workshop, you will learn the Essential Tools for ABA Parent Training. You can dramatically increase the impact on many individuals by using these super-duper essential tools for ABA Parent training. Behavior Technicians and Behavior Analysts can benefit from this workshop. Developing and implementing a Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) is crucial for the success of the learner’s progress. Many studies have shown, that if caregivers and parents are well-trained in the steps of the BIP, generalization takes place and the opportunities for progress are more readily available. In addition, research shows when parents and caregivers are trained in the essential basics of ABA, such as prompting and reinforcement procedures, learners can have much more opportunities for growth. This can have a major effect on their progress. In many countries and states, there is not enough funding and/or opportunities for ABA services. By teaching ABA-providers the most essential tools to make ABA Parent Training work, you can make a significant change.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to: (1) Describe the effects of parent training (2) Explain why parent training is important (3) Describe and demonstrate how to motivate parents/caregivers to engage in parent training (4) Identify and apply the essential tools for ABA parent training related to the Behavior Intervention Plan and related to the ABA basic strategies
Activities: Lecture through PPT • Group Discussion • Questions (testing, interaction) • Polls • Chat • Video clips/Demonstrations • Small group breakout: Case Studies • Behavior Skills Training (BST) and role-play
Audience: Prerequisite skills and competencies are the basics in ABA (prompting, reinforcement)
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Keyword(s): caregiver training, challenging behaviors, parent training, teaching parents, tools parents



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