Association for Behavior Analysis International

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50th Annual Convention; Philadelphia, PA; 2024

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Invited Paper Session #261
CE Offered: BACB
Charting New Frontiers in Education and Beyond: Precision Teaching in the Modern Era
Sunday, May 26, 2024
11:00 AM–11:50 AM
Marriott Downtown, Level 5, Grand Ballroom Salon H
Area: EDC; Domain: Theory
Chair: Samantha Riggleman (Saint Joseph's University)
CE Instructor: Athanasios Vostanis, Ph.D.
Presenting Author: ATHANASIOS VOSTANIS (University of Kent)

Precision Teaching, historically applied within educational contexts, has seen its most groundbreaking discoveries, such as the concept of behavioral fluency, unfold within mainstream academic classrooms. This method, however, has not been limited solely to these settings but has also been employed with diverse populations, including those with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. This presentation will delve into an exploration of the current state of the Precision Teaching field while considering the potential for forging new pathways that can extend its reach into various domains and expand our understanding of essential behavioral concepts such as celeration, fluency, and behavioral agility.

Instruction Level: Basic
Target Audience:

Behaviour Analysts/Precision Teachers

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the presentation, participants will be able to: (1) gain insight into the contemporary landscape of Precision Teaching; (2) acquire an enhanced awareness of cutting-edge applications of Precision Teaching; (3) critically consider the potential to engage in more advanced analyses of essential Precision Teaching concepts
ATHANASIOS VOSTANIS (University of Kent)
Dr Thanos Vostanis is a lecturer at the Tizard Centre, University of Kent, where he specializes in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. He brings a wealth of experience to the table, having worked in both mainstream and special education. He is a qualified teacher (QTS), a certified behavior analyst in the United Kingdom–UKBA(cert), and a board-certified behavior analyst doctoral (BCBA-D). Thanos has also completed additional training in the CABAS® model and the Morningside Model of Generative Instruction. As the vice president of international relations for the Standard Celeration Society, Thanos is at the forefront of advancing the field of Precision Teaching. He is committed to disseminating Precision Teaching to professionals in diverse settings and evaluating its effects across novel application areas, both within and outside the field of education. Thanos' research interests focus on Precision Teaching and Instructional Design, and he aims to bring this innovative approach to a wider audience.



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