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

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Workshop #W23
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
Critical Elements in the Development and Design of Behavior Intervention Plans: A Guide for Practitioners
Friday, May 25, 2012
12:00 PM–3:00 PM
307 (Convention Center)
Area: PRA/DDA; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Jose D. Rios, M.S.
JOSE D. RIOS (Private Practice), HOWARD TSERNOV (Inclusive Education & Community Partnership), NATALIE STAFFORD (Inclusive Education & Community Partnership), KRISTINE DICKSON (California State University, Los Angeles), ISAAC BERMUDEZ (Behavior Functions, Inc.), TAMMY H HEO (Sage Behavior Services)
Description: This presentation will cover a variety of issues related to the development and creation of behavior intervention plans. This presentation will enhance the skills and knowledge of participants in areas such as understanding common errors in treatment and assessment; functional assessment methodology; forms and formats of functional assessments; intervention formulation derived from functional assessment findings, forms, and formats for behavior plans; methods to evaluate treatment outcomes; and methods to conduct treatment integrity. This is an intro/intermediate presentation that requires participants to have basic knowledge of applied behavior analysis methods and terms. This presentation is targeted towards professionals who design, implement, and evaluate functional assessment and behavior intervention plans in settings such as schools, day programs, clinical settings, and residential facilities.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this workshop, participants should be able to:

Describe how functional assessment methodology logically relates to the development of an effective behavior intervention plan

Include the assessment information in a written plan

Review how to place functional assessment results into a functional assessment report

Select effective, research-based interventions based on the assessed function of the problem behavior

Review the steps for implementing many research-based intervention strategies

Place behavior intervention plan recommendations into a report and create a behavior intervention plan that is easy to use by staff members

Discriminate between correctly and incorrectly written behavior intervention plans

Describe the ethical concerns related to assessment and interventions in behavior intervention plans using evidence-based best practices

Activities: In addition to a presentation on the topic, we will provide two small group exercises that will allow participants to review and critique plans using a checklist format. Other exercises to be included are aimed at improving participants' skills and knowledge of behavior plan formulation.
Audience: This workshop is aimed at new and seasoned practitioners who are involved in writing, creating, reviewing, and supervising behavior intervention plans in various settings.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Basic



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