Association for Behavior Analysis International

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38th Annual Convention; Seattle, WA; 2012

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W7
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
Effective Use of Self-Monitoring as a Motivational System for Individuals With Autism and Other Related Disabilities
Friday, May 25, 2012
8:00 AM–3:00 PM
303 (Convention Center)
Area: AUT/EDC; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Katharine M. Croce, M.Ed.
KATHARINE M. CROCE (Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support), JAMIE SIDEN SALTER (San Diego County Office of Education)
Description: This workshop will provide an excellent opportunity for individuals to learn a well-defined, systematic self-monitoring strategy. It will explore peer-reviewed research that supports the implementation of self-monitoring systems for students of various ages and developmental levels. A discussion of self-monitoring procedures incorporating a "match" component will also be presented, with specific focus on the Self & Match system, a user-friendly, easy to implement system. Self-monitoring used as a motivational tool will also be discussed. The Self & Match system has been used nationally to support children with emotional disturbances, autism spectrum disorders, and learning disabilities, as well as unidentified students in general education. It has been implemented in special education settings, general education settings, home settings, camp settings, clinic settings, public schools, private schools, and sports program settings. It can be employed as an individualized behavior system and/or a class-wide management procedure. Participants in this training will acquire a systematic guide to planning self-monitoring systems, as well as a Self & Match manual with substantial training materials. A case study will illustrate the application of the Self & Match system implemented with a public school student diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Data will be reviewed to assess the student's increase of appropriate classroom behavior and decrease of inappropriate behavior. Practical variations on application, progress monitoring (data collection), and fading procedures will be discussed. Additionally, necessary considerations prior to implementing any self-monitoring or motivational system will be analyzed. Participants will get the opportunity to walk through these considerations to create their own systems. This workshop is designed for behavior analysts, but will also cover areas of interest for consultants, school psychologists, autism specialists, teachers, administrators, parents, students, and/or others who are seeking to increase their knowledge of systematic self-monitoring and motivational systems as behavioral interventions.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this workshop, participants should be able to:

Identify the benefits of self-monitoring

Identify the basic components of the Self & Match system

Effectively apply, individualize, and monitor progress of a self-monitoring system

Identify the necessary components of an effective motivational system

Create a Self & Match system to implement in their workplace

Activities: This workshop will review the purpose/rationale of self-monitoring, the benefits of self-monitoring, the Self & Match system, and a case study with longitudinal data. Additionally, participants will complete a systematic considerations guide prior to implementation activity.
Audience: This workshop is designed for behavior analysts, but will also cover areas of interest for consultants, school psychologists, teachers, autism specialists, administrators, students, parents, or others who are seeking to increase their knowledge of systematic self-monitoring combined with a motivational component as a behavioral intervention.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Keyword(s): Autism, Behavior, Motivational System, Self-Monitoring



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