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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Paper Session #524
CE Offered: BACB
Service Delivery Models
Monday, May 27, 2024
5:00 PM–5:50 PM
Convention Center, 200 Level, 202 AB
Area: PCH
Instruction Level: Basic
Chair: Steven G. Little (Walden University)
CE Instructor: Parsla Vintere, MSW

Consultation Approaches in Behavior Analysis

Domain: Theory
STEVEN G. LITTLE (Walden University), Angeleque Akin-Little (Walden University)

This presentation is intended to provide attendees with the knowledge and background of consultation theory and practice so that they may be effective consultants to teachers, parents, administrators, and other professionals and nonprofessionals. Consultation is an indirect service delivery model common in school psychology yet usually not directly addressed in ABA training programs. This presentation will provide attendees with an understanding of several models of consultation and variables that influence the consultation process, all supported by empirical research. The focus will be on behavioral consultation and the systematic problem-solving approach proposed by John Bergan and Tom Kratochwill. However, the effective consultant must be adaptable and total reliance on one model may limit their efficacy. For this reason, other approaches will be discussed and critiqued. Specifically, mental health consultation and factors that may interfere with successful consultation will be discussed. Consultative interventions will be discussed on the primary (preventing the emergence of risk factors), secondary, (not directed at an existing learning or behavior challenge but instead an existing condition that places a child or adult at-risk for developing a problem), and tertiary (instructing consultees in how to intervene with a child or adult who presents with learning and behavior challenges) levels.


Behavior Analysis Approach Contributions to the Human Movement Science

Domain: Theory
PARSLA VINTERE (CHE Behavioral Health Services)

Movement is a vital characteristic of life. It affects functioning of the body from circulation to digestion to metabolism to immunity. Human movement science is an interdisciplinary study of the causes and consequences of human movement across the lifespan: motor control and development, motor performance and function, prevention and treatment injuries and of acute and chronic conditions that cause disorders of movement. While human movement has rarely been a central focus in the field of behavior analysis, it often becomes the main focus in the context of motor development, health and various forms of physical activity. The purpose of this paper is to present contributions of behavior analysis studies of movement to human movement science in areas of (a) defining movement in behavioral terms; (b) behavioral contingency analysis; and (c) skill training packages. Possible research questions in movement studies examining the relationship between verbal behavior, proprioception, kinesthesia and concept formation will be discussed.




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