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.


49th Annual Convention; Denver, CO; 2023

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Panel #243
Diversity submission Embracing Virtual Opportunities: Bringing Multidisciplinary School-Based Consultation to Life
Sunday, May 28, 2023
5:00 PM–5:50 PM
Convention Center 403/404
Area: EDC/OBM; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Heather Volchko, M.Ed.
Chair: Manuel Huecias Rodriguez (Threshold Learning Consultancy)
HEATHER VOLCHKO (Threshold Learning Consultancy)
MARLA WATTS (Threshold Learning Consultancy; Positive Behavior Supports Corporation)
ALLISON L HALE (Illinois School District U-46)

The world saw a spike in available technology during the global pandemic of 2020 and schools led the charge to provide continued access to education from beyond the classroom walls. Teachers learned new ways of fostering engagement and students learned all kinds of new skills. Professionals found new ways of working together as colleagues who used to be down the hall - and found new colleagues across the country and the globe while battling unfathomable personal and societal adversity. The mantra of lifelong learning was on full display in education! Leveraging this increased openness and comfort with collaborating in virtual spaces, this diverse panel of colleagues and friends continues to work together remotely to serve communities with a wide range of social and ethnic backgrounds. These school-based BCBAs will share their experiences consulting with schools as they answer your questions. Join them to explore how they have met organizational and individual needs by expanding their use of virtual school-based consulting.

Instruction Level: Intermediate
Target Audience:

This session is appropriate for professionals who interface directly with the highly applied school setting. Basic understandings of behavior analysis and varied applications of principles will be assumed as part of this conversation.

Learning Objectives: (1) Participants will learn about different forms of education consultation positioned in diverse (e.g., socioeconomic, linguistic, racial) contexts; (2) Participants will learn how behavior analysis is applied individually, class-wide, and at the systems level of school settings based on presented and identified needs; (3) Participants will learn how one group of BCBAs leverage virtual methods to extend and scale their consultation capacity.
Keyword(s): consulting, multidisciplinary, school-based, virtual



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