Association for Behavior Analysis International

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38th Annual Convention; Seattle, WA; 2012

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W24
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
Special Education Law and the Practicing Behavior Analyst: Legal and Ethical Considerations
Friday, May 25, 2012
8:00 AM–3:00 PM
201 (Convention Center)
Area: PRA/EDC; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Melissa L. Olive, Ph.D.
MELISSA L. OLIVE (Walden University), REBECCA RYAN (Applied Behavioral Strategies)
Description: This day long workshop will focus on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) and the issues that practicing behavior analysts should be apprised of. Participants will learn about federal requirements for conducting functional behavioral assessments (FBAs), writing behavior intervention plans (BIPs), understanding the term "positive behavior supports" as used in the IDEIA, and understanding the requirements for independent educational evaluations, including FBAs. Information will be provided in lecture format with case studies as examples. The legal and ethical responsibilities of a behavior analyst will be discussed. Time will be allotted for extensive questions and answers. Detailed handouts will be provided.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this workshop, participants should be able to:

Identify the major components of the IDEIA

Identify the areas of the IDEIA that impact the practicing behavior analyst

Identify the types of disabilities that behavior analysts may address under the IDEIA

Identify the legal requirements of an Independent Educational Evaluation

Identify when an FBA must be completed under the IDEIA

Identify when a BIP must be developed under the IDEIA

Identify how often data must be collected under the IDEIA

Activities: This workshop will involve lecture, discussion, case study, and questions and answers.
Audience: This workshop is appropriate for practicing behavior analysts, supervisors of practicing behavior analysts, and school administrators.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Keyword(s): Education Law, Ethics, School Services, Special Education



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