47th Annual Convention; Online; 2021
All times listed are Eastern time (GMT-4 at the time of the convention in May).
|A Systematic Approach to Pre-Session Pairing and Rapport Building in Programming for Individuals Receiving ABA Therapy|
|Saturday, May 29, 2021|
|10:30 AM–10:55 AM |
|Instruction Level: Intermediate|
|Chair: Amy Rachel Bukszpan (Butterfly Effects)|
|CE Instructor: Amy Rachel Bukszpan, M.S.|
A Systematic Approach to Pre-Session Pairing and Rapport Building in Programming for Individuals Receiving ABA Therapy
|Domain: Service Delivery|
|AMY RACHEL BUKSZPAN (Butterfly Effects), Molly Ann McGinnis (Butterfly Effects)|
Empirical evidence supports that pre-session pairing or rapport building, between a clinician and client, can increase clinical outcomes in ABA services. Kelly, Axe, Allen, and Maguire noted the effects of pre-session pairing on decreasing challenging behaviors in 2015 while Shillingsburg, Hansen, and Wright (2018) delineated 9 steps in the pairing process to best support children with Autism for in seat, at a table, discrete trial instruction. Furthermore, Lugo, King, Lamphere, and McArdle (2017) sought to operationally define the behaviors characteristic of pre-session pairing to then train staff to better implement these skills. This presentation explores the systematic approach to training BCBA supervisors and technicians in pre-session pairing and the addition of a “Rapport Building” curriculum to a client’s individualized learning program. The presenters will describe the training of clinicians across skills, review the development of a systematic pre-session pairing program, and compare clinical outcomes between clients whose programs include a systematic approach to pairing and those without. Finally, the presenters will examine the social validity from parents, payers, and technicians to support the pre-session pairing program.
|Target Audience: |
The audience should be competent in basic principles of behavior analysis, running center or home-based programming, writing, running, and supervising behavior analytic programming.
|Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the presentation, participants will be able to: (1) integrate pairing procedures to increase a client's motivation and assent throughout programming; (2) translate pairing and rapport building procedures into socially significant outcomes for parents and caregivers|
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