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

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Workshop #W64
The Self & Match System: Self-Monitoring as a Behavioral Intervention
Friday, May 26, 2023
4:00 PM–7:00 PM
Convention Center Mile High Ballroom 1C/D
Area: EDC; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Katharine M. Croce, Ed.D.
JAMIE SIDEN SALTER (Self & Match Educational Consultation), KATHARINE M. CROCE (Felician University)
Description: This interactive and hands-on workshop will provide an excellent opportunity for individuals to learn a well-defined, systematic self-monitoring intervention and motivational system. Participants attending this workshop will leave with a comprehensive tool in hand to implement immediately within the school, home, and clinic setting. This workshop explores peer-reviewed research that supports the implementation of self-monitoring systems for students of various ages and developmental levels. A discussion of self-monitoring procedures incorporating a "match"/accountability component will be presented, with specific focus on the Self & Match System, a user-friendly, easy to implement, empirically-supported system. Participants in this training will acquire a systematic guide to planning self-monitoring systems, as well as a Self & Match manual with substantial training materials. Participants will strengthen their knowledge of necessary considerations prior to implementing any self-monitoring or motivational system. Additionally, participants gain an understanding of implementing Self & Match as a classroom management tool in special education and general education settings. The Self & Match System has been used internationally to support individuals with emotional behavior disorders, autism spectrum disorders, learning disabilities, and unidentified students in general education. Self & Match can be employed as a part of an individualized behavior system and/or a class-wide behavior management procedures and school-wide behavior management procedures as a part of SWPBIS. Self & Match has been applied in a diverse array of settings including special and general education settings, homes, communities, clinics, public and private schools, and recreational programs. Great workshop for individuals and/or teams!
Learning Objectives: Participants will: 1) Identify the research-based benefits of self-monitoring interventions 2) Effectively apply, individualize, and monitor progress of a self-monitoring system 3) Identify the necessary components of an effective motivational system 4) Identify the importance of pre-treatment planning on the effectiveness of intervention 5) Identify the basic components of the Self & Match System 6) Understand the implementation Self & Match System in a variety of settings including a General Education Setting, Home Setting, and Special Education Setting 7) Systematically individualize an intervention based on collaborative and critical thinking 8) Systematically consider function in the development of self-monitoring interventions and reinforcement opportunities
Activities: During the course of this hands-on workshop, participants will strengthen the skills needed to effectively develop self-monitoring interventions incorporating a match/accountability component. This workshop will review the purpose/rationale of self-monitoring, the benefits of self-monitoring, the Self & Match system, and consider the role of technology in enhancing this behavioral intervention. Additionally, participants will interactively consider systematic considerations prior to implementation to lead them on their way to creating their own Self & Match System. The format combines lecture, small group collaboration, data analysis, guided practice, and discussion.
Audience: Participants will engage in active learning to increase their knowledge of implementing self-monitoring as a behavioral intervention. Workshop attendees will acquire a systematic guide to planning self-monitoring systems, Self & Match manual with substantial training materials, and access to an online Self & Match form creator. This workshop is designed for behavior analysts, consultants, school psychologists, autism specialists, special educators, teachers, administrators, and/or others who support individuals from pre-K to 21 in school, home, or clinic settings as well as adults that are interested in increasing appropriate behaviors. Great workshop for individuals and/or teams!
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Keyword(s): Behavior intervention, PBIS, Self&Match, Self-monitoring



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