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.


38th Annual Convention; Seattle, WA; 2012

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W6
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
Increasing Appropriate Behaviors of Children With Autism—Part 1 in a Series
Friday, May 25, 2012
8:00 AM–3:00 PM
212 (Convention Center)
Area: AUT/EDC; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Helen P. Mader, M.A.
HELEN P. MADER (Behavior Frontiers, LLC)
Description: Learn to use research-based ABA methods, which are effective in increasing appropriate behaviors for children with autism. Each technique discussed will have a definition, guidelines/procedure, video examples, questions, and role play or discussion. Participants will receive a take-home training manual, which includes sample data sheets, as well as professional on-line access to Behavior Frontiers Applied Behavior Analysis Training Program With an Autism Specialization, so that they may take the on-line examination to become a Certified Behavior Instructor for Autism-1.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this workshop, participants should be able to:

Use ABA methods such as discrete trial teaching, naturalistic teaching strategies, token economies, Premack Principle, shaping, chaining, prompting, fading, discrimination teaching, and more to increase appropriate behaviors in children with autism and other special needs

Activities: Participants will watch video demonstrations of ABA methods while filling in their interactive training manual. They will also engage in role play activities to practice using ABA methods under the guidance of the training consultant. Participants will engage in break-out and group discussions, as well as Q and A of specific participant issues.
Audience: This workshop will benefit individuals such as behavior analysts, assistant behavior analysts, line therapists, teachers, paraprofessionals, speech pathologists, and psychologists working directly with children with autism or other special needs who desire comprehensive information on the ABA methods effective to teach appropriate behaviors.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Basic
Keyword(s): Discrete Trials, Naturalistic Teaching, Verbal Behavior, Video Demonstrations



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