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 #W75
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
Improving Classroom Behavior Support Practices Through Applied Behavior Analysis Interventions
Saturday, May 26, 2012
8:00 AM–11:00 AM
310 (Convention Center)
Area: EDC; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Robert F. Putnam, Ph.D.
ROBERT F. PUTNAM (May Institute), ADAM FEINBERG (May Institute)
Description: This workshop will provide behavior analysts with an evidence-based approach to designing effective classroom interventions. It includes the use of functional assessment as a method to systematically evaluate the classroom environment in order to design, implement, and evaluate effective classroom-wide behavioral support practices. Once the environment is assessed, the model incorporates both indirect (i.e., lecture, written training materials) and direct (i.e., modeling, performance feedback) instruction. Finally, participants will learn how teachers participate in a data-based decision making process in order to establish more effective practices, procedures, and interactions with students. Data will be presented supporting the need for a comprehensive training method that includes both indirect and direct instruction for teachers to adequately implement classroom-wide behavior support practices.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this workshop, participants should be able to:

Apply functional assessment strategies to the selection and implementation of effective classroom-wide practices

Employ evidence-based methods used to train teachers in classroom-wide behavior support practices

Employ a data-based decision process used with teachers to modify classroom behavior support practices

Use instructional and behavior support practices that establish more effective interactions between teachers and students and increase on-task behavior

Activities: Participants will have an opportunity to engage in discussions with other behavior analysts, analyze sample data, draw conclusions about relevant classroom-wide interventions, and role play the direct instruction (e.g., performance feedback) provided to teachers.
Audience: This workshop is appropriate for behavior analysts who provide training and consultation to school teachers or paraprofessionals.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate



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