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 #W64
CE Offered: BACB — 
Public School Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs): Challenges and Solutions
Friday, May 24, 2024
4:00 PM–7:00 PM
Marriott Downtown, Level 4, Franklin Hall 12-13
Area: EDC; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Laura Kenneally, Ed.D.
LAURA KENNEALLY (Advance Learning Center)
Description: Public school BCBAs provide a range of services from assessment, curriculum, personnel training, behavior management implementation, and evaluation. BCBAs are challenged to implement these evidence-based practices because their role, responsibilities, and our field is often misunderstood. BCBAs are expected to magically fix challenging behavioral problems with immediate, effective, and low-cost simple solutions. In addition, BCBAs often wrestle with an endless list of tasks, ethical dilemmas, and limited resources which can be socially isolating, overwhelming, and cause professional burnout.
Learning Objectives: (1) The participants will be able to define and demonstrate shaping and use of the feedback to others to create behavior change. (2) The participants will be able to define the role of the public school BCBA and address ethical issues. (3) The participants will be able to define burnout and create solutions to reduce or prevent it.
Activities: This workshop includes lecture, small group instructional and hands-on successful strategies to help BCBAs define their responsibilities and roles, practice behavior skills training, address ABA “buy in”, improve personnel training, and build support networks.
Audience: This workshop is designed for BCBAs, special educators, and administrators to understand the role and responsibilities of the BCBA and how to create effective behavior change in public school.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Keyword(s): autism, ethics, public schools, staff training



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