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.


41st Annual Convention; San Antonio, TX; 2015

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Business Meeting #262
Direct Instruction Special Interest Group
Sunday, May 24, 2015
6:00 PM–6:50 PM
212AB (CC)
Chair: Ann Filer (Beacon ABA Services)
Presenting Authors:
To be effective, the instructional process must be efficient and designed to maximize learner engagement. However, effective instruction further requires that the educator be knowledgeable and skillful in several critical domains. The successful educator is able to identify the essential skills or learning objectives to be taught and utilizes effective procedures for teaching those skills; this includes evaluating, selecting, and modifying instructional programs and materials to meet the unique needs of the learner. The effective instructor utilizes assessment data to appropriately place learners and to regularly monitor their progress. The successful educator utilizes effective lesson presentation techniques including appropriate pacing of instructional tasks, attending to the motivation of learners, and the diagnosis and correction of learner errors. Finally, the effective instructor analyzes assessment data and uses assessment results to guide instructional decision making. The purpose of the DI SIG business meeting is to: Increase membership in the SIG Explore ways to advance the exposure, training and utilization of Direct Instruction through ABAI Establish overall goals for the SIG Establish future directions Advance Direct Instruction Research



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