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.


50th Annual Convention; Philadelphia, PA; 2024

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Workshop #W58
CE Offered: BACB
Diversity submission Lost in Translation: From Stickers to Paychecks
Friday, May 24, 2024
4:00 PM–7:00 PM
Marriott Downtown, Level 4, Franklin Hall 1-2
Area: DDA/AUT; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Andy Bondy, Ph.D.
ANTHONY CASTROGIOVANNI (Pyramid Educational Consultants), ANDY BONDY (Pyramid Educational Consultants, Inc.), ANNE OVERCASH (Pyramid Educational Consultants, Inc.), JAIME WEDEL (Pyramid Educational Consultants)
Description: Treatment goals for individuals with ASD and developmental disabilities vary depending on their age and current skills, as well as who you ask. As learners develop, their skill sets expand and evolve. Their life skill sets are anticipated to develop and coincide with their academic skills, however there are often gaps. This workshop explores challenges with transitioning from adolescence to adulthood and discusses planning for teaching vocational, communication and leisure skills that are functional. We review how program providers, educators and behavior analysts can use the principles of our applied science to define, apply and facilitate success across settings for adolescents and during their transition to adulthood. Using guided examples and hands on activities the audience will learn questions to ask and strategies to use for expanding skills into adulthood. We will address the importance of starting transition programming that includes functional goal setting early in a learner's life. Participants will be encouraged to develop their own transition plans.
Learning Objectives: • Define the transitional population, and two challenges for achieving independence • Evaluate social significance of skills and provide two examples of functional lessons • Identify three critical questions to ask when bridging the gap from adolescent to adulthood related to work and leisure skills • List two strategies for expanding leisure and work skills • Identify two areas where behavior analysts can contribute during transition period
Activities: Workshop objectives will be met by video examples, lecture, small and large group activity and discussion. Activities will lead participants through discussing lifespan issues as they effect transitioning to adulthood, including a guided discussion about their own learners.
Audience: Clinicians & educators involved in the transition from student to adult.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Keyword(s): community-based training, functional goals, stickers paychecks, transitions adult



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