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 #W104
CE Offered: BACB
Implementing Effective Competency-Based Parent and Caregiver Training
Friday, May 25, 2018
4:00 PM–7:00 PM
Manchester Grand Hyatt, Old Town AB
Area: PRA/DDA; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Frances Nieves Serret, M.S.
KATHERINE FRANCES COREY (Advances Learning Center), FRANCES NIEVES SERRET (Advances Learning Center), Katherine Johnson (Advances Learning Center), GINETTE WILSON BISHOP (Advances Learning Center)
Description: The importance of generalizing effective behavioral support strategies and techniques to parents and caregivers of clients with challenging behaviors is critical. So too is providing an effective and successful training model for teaching parents and caregivers to implement these strategies with competence and fluency. This workshop will present a competency-based Parent/Caregiver Training model, components of which include a social validity rating scale, pre-test and post-test measures, lectures, role-plays, modeling, procedural integrity data collection, prompting guidelines, and performance feedback. Hands-on activities for each component will be included, along with strategies for individualization of both content and pacing, and for utilizing data-based programming decisions to ensure optimal success and effectiveness.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to: (1) Develop individualized, competency-based parent training models based on specific client profiles; (2) Effectively utilize teaching strategies, including lecture, modelling, role-play, and performance feedback when educating parents/caregivers of clients with ASD and developmental disabilities; (3) Devise data collection systems to accurately record procedural integrity of parent/caregiver implementation of behavior support strategies; (4) Design user-friendly behavior support guidelines for parents/caregivers; (5)Implement data-based decision-making strategies relative ongoing content and pace of instruction.
Activities: Alternating between lecture and hands-on activities, participants will work in groups to complete activities and role plays.
Audience: The intended audience includes: BCBAs who design and implement parent/caregiver training; teachers, SLPs, behavioral instructors, or therapists who implement parent/caregiver training under BCBA supervision;anyone interested in developing effective parent/caregiver training models for clients and their families.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate



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