Association for Behavior Analysis International

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38th Annual Convention; Seattle, WA; 2012

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W34
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
Teaching Executive Functioning Skills to Adolescents With Challenging Behavior
Friday, May 25, 2012
4:00 PM–7:00 PM
307 (Convention Center)
Area: AUT/CBM; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Holly Almon, M.S.
HOLLY ALMON (West Coast Behavioral Consultants, Inc.), PAUL ROGERS (West Coast Behavioral Consultants, Inc.)
Description: In order to develop a more active and independent role in society, learning executive functioning skills is essential. Students must develop these skills to manage their own behavior and to take responsibility for their actions and well-being. Teaching executive functioning skills to adolescents with challenging behavior requires a thorough analysis and careful scoping and sequencing. In this workshop, participants will be introduced to how Blueprints designs, implements, and monitors instruction in order to establish executive functioning skills for adolescents with challenging behavior. The importance of teaching self-advocacy and perspective taking skills will also be discussed.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this workshop, participants should be able to:

List three major subgroups of skills within the executive functioning skills repertoire

Describe at least three component skills under one major composite skill area

List several ways to measure these skills in the natural environment

Activities: Participants will generate a scope and sequence for an executive functioning skill set for a client on their caseload, identify measures to track client progress on these skills, and develop a plan for transferring these skills to the natural environment.
Audience: This workshop is appropriate for practitioners interested in teaching executive functioning skills to children, adolescents, or young adults with challenging behavior.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Keyword(s): Autism, Executive Functioning, instructional design, self-management



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