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 #W44
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
Improving Classwide Behavior Support Through the Application of Applied Behavior Analytical Practices
Friday, May 28, 2021
1:00 PM–4:00 PM
Area: EDC/AUT; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Robert F. Putnam, Ph.D.
ROBERT F. PUTNAM (May Institute), ERIK MAKI (May Institute ), SACHA KG SHAW (Endicott College )
Description: This workshop will provide behavior analysts with an evidence-based approach to designing effective classroom interventions. It includes a functional assessment to systematically evaluate the classroom environment to design, implement, and assess effective classroom-wide behavioral support practices. Once the environment is assessed, the model incorporates indirect (i.e., lecture, written training materials) and direct (i.e., modeling, performance feedback) instruction. Finally, participants will learn how teachers participate in a data-based decision-making process to establish more effective practices, procedures, and interactions with students. Data will be presented, supporting the need for a comprehensive training method that includes both indirect and direct instruction for teachers to adequately implement classroom-wide behavior support practices.
Learning Objectives: Participants will learn how to: 1) apply functional assessment strategies to the selection and implementation of effective classroom-wide practices; 2) use evidence-based methods used to train teachers in classroom-wide behavior support practices; 3) use a data-based decision process used with teachers to modify classroom behavior support practices, and; 4) use instructional and behavior support practices that establish more effective interactions between teachers and students and increase on-task behavior.
Activities: Participants will have an opportunity to engage in discussions with other behavior analysts, analyze sample data, draw conclusions about relevant classroom-wide interventions and role play providing effective performance feedback to educational staff
Audience: The necessary prerequisite skills and competencies the audience should have should be 1) knowledge of the ecology of general and special education classroom, and 2) the ability to use data to make data-based decisions.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Advanced



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