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.


46th Annual Convention; Washington DC; 2020

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Workshop #W87
CE Offered: BACB
Implementing Effective Competency-Based Parent and Caregiver Training
Friday, May 22, 2020
4:00 PM–7:00 PM
To Be Determined
Area: TBA; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Frances Nieves Serret, M.S.
FRANCES NIEVES SERRET (Advances Learning Center), CASEY KANE (Advances Learning Center), GINETTE WILSON BISHOP (Advances Learning Center), KATHERINE A. JOHNSON (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. As is providing an effective and successful training model for teaching parents and caregivers to implement 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: 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 programming. 4. Design user-friendly teaching strategies for parents/caregivers. 5. Implement data-based decision-making strategies relative ongoing content and pace of instruction.
Activities: The workshop alternates between lecture, discussion and hands-on activities.
Audience: BCBA
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Keyword(s): Behavioral Interventions, Caregiver Training, Competency-Based Training, Social Validity



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