Association for Behavior Analysis International

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38th Annual Convention; Seattle, WA; 2012

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Workshop #W35
CE Offered: BACB
Use of Web, Apple, and Android Applications to Increase Information Management and Skill Acquisition in Intensive Community-Based Instruction for Individuals With Autism and Other Disabilities
Friday, May 25, 2012
4:00 PM–7:00 PM
203 (Convention Center)
Area: AUT/CSE; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Thomas L. Zane, Ph.D.
PETER F. GERHARDT (The McCarton School), THOMAS L. ZANE (Institute for Behavioral Studies), GLORIA M. SATRIALE (Preparing Adolecents and Adults for Life (PAAL)), AVI GLICKMAN (Preparing Adolecents and Adults for Life (PAAL))
Description: Community-based instruction is a complex process made more complicated by the stigma associated with overt and conspicuous levels of prompting. Independent functioning in community settings can be increased and the stigma associated with such instruction decreased through the use of technology devices such as smart phones, mp3 players, and tablet computers. This workshop will give specific competency-based instruction on the use of five applications that are used on the Android, iPhone, iPod, and/or iPad: Gee Tasks, Wikispaces, iReward, Behavior Tracker Pro, and Steps. Participants will be trained to use these applications to complete various tasks for staff or learners. Anyone registering for this workshop must bring: a) an Android, iPhone, iPod touch,or iPad, b) these apps loaded on to the device (some apps have cost), and c) a computer with Internet capability. Go to for a more complete description of this workshop. Disclaimer: none of the workshop presenters have any financial connection to any of these applications.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this workshop, participants should be able to:

Develop one or more educational programs on each of the applications taught

Create a Wikispaces account

Create sub-accounts at the Wikispaces site

Upload files and other documents to Wikispaces

Activities: In this workshop participants will create and design a "Wiki Page" from scratch, create a visual schedule using the "Gee Tasks" application, create a picture schedule with audio cues using the "Steps" application, create a picture schedule using the smart phone/iPod sideshow feature, create a virtual token board using the "iReward" application, and program and collect data using the "Behavior Tracker Pro" application.
Audience: This workshop is appropriate for people who are interested in the use of technology as teaching tools and to increase independence of learners. No previous knowledge is required, although participants must bring the required software and hardware to the workshop.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Basic



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