Association for Behavior Analysis International

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38th Annual Convention; Seattle, WA; 2012

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W16
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
Addressing Problem and Replacement Behaviors in Home and School Settings
Friday, May 25, 2012
8:00 AM–3:00 PM
4C-2 (Convention Center)
Area: DDA/EDC; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Ennio C. Cipani, Ph.D.
ENNIO C. CIPANI (National University)
Description: This 6-hour workshop will cover a function-based diagnostic system for operant problem behaviors exhibited in home and school settings by children with disabilities. A four category diagnostic system for classifying problem behaviors (direct access; DA 1.0, direct escape; DE 3.0, socially mediated access; SMA 2.0, socially mediated escape; SME 4.0), as well as sub-categories under each category (e.g., SME 4.1, unpleasant social situations) will be presented. A brief overview of functional behavioral assessment methods will also be covered as related to the above system. The remainder of the workshop will cover the three category system for diagnosing the current strength and breadth of the replacement behavior in the repertoire of the client/child. Assessing whether the relative absence of a desirable behavior is due to a mis-directed contingency or a skill deficit (inept repertoire) has significant implications for treatment design.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this workshop, participants should be able to:

Identify the four major diagnostic categories of problem behavior

Identify the factors involved in deciding the function and diagnostic category of problem behavior in both home and school settings

Identify several major functional behavioral assessment methods and generate a plan for conducting such an assessment method with a specific problem behavior (particularly analogue and in vivo experimental analysis)

Identify the three diagnostic categories for assessing the strength and breadth of the current replacement behavior in the repertoire of the client

Generate experimental tests to determine the diagnostic category of the replacement behavior

Activities: This workshop will involve active student responses (ASRs) contained within the presentation.
Audience: This workshop is appropriate for BCBAs, licensed professionals, other professionals in practice settings, and students at the graduate level.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate



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