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.


49th Annual Convention; Denver, CO; 2023

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W5
CE Offered: BACB
Behavioral Strategies to Support Student Learning and Teacher Success
Friday, May 26, 2023
4:00 PM–7:00 PM
Convention Center 403/404
Area: EDC; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Justin Halton, M.Ed.
JUSTIN HALTON (Judge Rotenberg Center)
Description: Positive reinforcement, token economies, and contingency contracting are well known practices used throughout classrooms, centers, and in-home learning environments. This workshop provides participants with detailed descriptions of how to implement multiple behavioral strategies into a classroom environment across learners with various IEP classifications from Emotional Behavioral Disorders to Autism, and Developmental Delay. This workshop will present descriptions of common behavioral challenges presented in classroom environments and how use of the presented behavioral interventions have positive impacts on student learning and overall classroom environment. Video of strategies in practice, testimonial of teachers and students, and exemplars of data related to use of behavioral strategies presented. Attendees will have opportunities to participate by creating behavioral contracts and developing activities utilizing IEP goals and behavioral strategies within the workshop. Additionally, this workshop will detail methods to provide quality supervision of teacher performance in the classroom as a quality control measure for application of behavioral strategies through use of coaching, feedback, and positive reinforcement. Content has obtained credibility, as demonstrated by the involvement of the broader practice, education, and science communities in studying or applying the findings, procedures, practices, or theoretical concepts.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to: (1) Describe several behavioral strategies to support student learning and improve classroom environment and the specific benefits of individual strategies; (2) Compose unique individual and group contracts aimed to improve student classroom performance; (3) Create supervision and data collection plan designed to monitor implementation of behavioral strategies in a classroom environment.
Activities: Workshop objectives will be met through a balanced presentation of lecture, guided practice, video observation, and group discussion. Attendees will participate with provided instructional materials to create behavioral contracts, design activities for classroom use, and participate in small group breakout activities implementing reviewed strategies.
Audience: Basic
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Basic
Keyword(s): ABA Classroom, Classroom Management, Contingency Contracting



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