Association for Behavior Analysis International

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41st Annual Convention; San Antonio, TX; 2015

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Symposium #297
CE Offered: BACB
For the Greater Good: Community Applications of ABA
Monday, May 25, 2015
9:00 AM–9:50 AM
204B (CC)
Area: CSE; Domain: Applied Research
Chair: Byron J. Wine (Florida Institute of Technology)
CE Instructor: Byron J. Wine, Ph.D.
Abstract: This symposium presents three studies that address community based problems across populations. The first presentation involves children with a diagnosis of autism being taught to avoid poison hazards. The second presentation presents an intervention to increase "green" driving in adults. The final presentation presents a video modeling intervention to teach undergraduates to correctly install car seats. Taken together, this symposium demonstrates the potential breadth of behavior analysis.
Keyword(s): Community Applications
Evaluation of Video Modeling to Teach Children Diagnosed with Autism to Avoid Poison Hazards
SHANNON KING (USF), Raymond G. Miltenberger (University of South Florida)
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of video modeling to teach four children diagnosed with ASD to avoid poison hazards. Results showed that video modeling was not effective for any of the participants, but that in situ training was effective for three participants while the fourth participant required an additional incentive. Three out of four of the participants maintained the safety skills at 1-, 3-, and 5-week follow up assessments.

Increasing Green Driving in Adults Using Prompts and Goal Setting

ANITA LI (Florida Institute of Technology), Joshua K. Pritchard (Florida Institute of Technology)

Green driving in this study is defined as hard acceleration and braking, excessive speeding, and hard turns. These measures were tracked by GPS, accelerometers, and gyroscopes. A combination of prompts and goal setting was effective in increasing green driving behavior across three participants.


A Comparison of First Person Video Modeling and Third Person Video Modeling to Teach Car Seat Installation

BYRON J. WINE (Florida Institute of Technology), Nicholas Green (FIT)

Video modeling has proven to be an effective teaching procedures across a number of skills. This study compared two different methods of implementing video modeling (first person and third person view) to teach car seat installation. Results suggested that both methods were effective in teaching undergraduates to install car seats.




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