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.


44th Annual Convention; San Diego, CA; 2018

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Workshop #W70
CE Offered: BACB — 
Effective Supervision in Center and Home-Based Settings: Maximizing Outcomes for Students and Staff
Friday, May 25, 2018
12:00 PM–3:00 PM
Manchester Grand Hyatt, Old Town AB
Area: TBA/VRB; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Susan Buttigieg, Ph.D.
SUSAN BUTTIGIEG (Columbia University; Fred S. Keller School; Manhattanville College), LIN DU (Teachers College, Columbia University), CESIRA K. FARRELL (Fred S. Keller School; Manhattanville College)
Description: This workshop is geared towards professionals who hold BCBA licensure and serve in a supervisory capacity in center- or home-based settings. We are targeting the behavior-analytic, ethical, and professional repertoires of professionals in the field, and hope to arm the attendees with a variety of evidence-based tactics and materials to directly and indirectly increase learner outcomes. Effective supervisors set clear expectations for supervisees and use a variety of the tactics and principles of behavior analysis to help their supervisees achieve objectives. We will review the CABAS Teacher Performance/Rate Accuracy procedure (Ross, Singer-Dudek & Greer, 2005), the CABAS Decision Protocol (Keohane & Greer, 2005), supervision forms, and types of feedback. We will discuss different situations that arise when supervising in a variety of settings and with staff with a wide range of experience.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to: (1) identify the different components of a TPRA and errorlessly code five different programs using the antecedent-behavior-consequence data collection method; (2)identify how a supervisor can appropriately respond in a way that benefits the supervisee and most importantly, the learner, in a way that maintains the integrity of the position and behavior analysis in general; (3) understand the decision analysis protocol and make decisions to intervene or continue with objectives accordingly.
Activities: Instructional strategies: lecture, discussion, small group break out, videos Supplemental materials will be distributed.
Audience: Intermediate and advanced. This workshop is for newly appointed supervisors or newly licensed BCBAs.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Keyword(s): Staff training, Supervision



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