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.


45th Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2019

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Panel #189
CE Offered: BACB
Shaping Staff Performance With Emerging Technologies
Sunday, May 26, 2019
8:00 AM–8:50 AM
Hyatt Regency West, Ballroom Level, Toronto
Area: OBM/EDC; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Ana Elisa Escalante, M.Ed.
Chair: Ana Elisa Escalante (BehaviorMe)
ELIZABETH GARRISON (Shaping Development, LLC)

With the development of many technological advances, behavior analysts have more tools to use when constructing training programs to facilitate skill acquisition in learners. In 1958, B.F. Skinner’s invention of "The Teaching Machine" set the course for the eventual development of Programmed Instruction. Skinner envisioned a world where behavior could be shaped via immediate feedback systems. Now, with access to virtual reality training and computer-based instruction platforms, behavior analysts have the ability to shape new response repertoires through the use of these immediate feedback delivery systems. Within these systems, behavior analysts can also design instructional programs that are systematic in shaping learner repertoires. In service delivery, when behavior analysts are training incoming staff members, there are different levels of mastery with content as incoming staff members enter a training program. By implementing virtual reality and CBI platforms to assist with the training and development of staff, behavior analysts can individualize training to those levels. Ultimately, the world is rapidly changing in the development of technology. This panel will discuss how this technology can develop behavior repertoires, specifically when developing skills in staff training and development.

Instruction Level: Intermediate
Target Audience:

Behavior Analysts who engage in staff training and development.

Learning Objectives: Participants will learn how to utilize new methods when onboarding staff for initial staff trainings. Participants will learn how to utilize technology in staff training Participants will learn new methods in immediate feedback delivery in staff training.



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