Association for Behavior Analysis International

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38th Annual Convention; Seattle, WA; 2012

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W52
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
Capacity Building Consultation: Systemic Interventions That Increase Accessibility to Best Practice Interventions
Friday, May 25, 2012
4:00 PM–7:00 PM
211 (Convention Center)
Area: PRA/EDC; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Mark J. Palmieri, Psy.D.
SHAUNESSY M. EGAN (The Center for Children with Special Needs), MARK J. PALMIERI (The Center for Children with Speical Needs)
Description: Program development is an increasingly common task for those providing consultation within educational settings. Often, however, the consultative relationship lacks the clarity necessary to establish meaningful and sustainable change for both the student and the educational system. These relationships often achieve gains for specific individuals without expanding, with high fidelity, the ability of the broader system to maintain the needs of all learners. A capacity building consultation model that incorporates specific system-level assessment procedures to map the needs of both the individual learners and the system as a whole offers a framework for achieving valuable and sustainable change. Consultative relationships that are founded in comprehensive assessment are well positioned to establish strong motivation for change, develop interventions that are clearly matched to the current needs, and most importantly, access the resources necessary for realizing outcomes. Such models of program consultation consider all factors that impact program development, such as administrative support, parent buy-in, materials, time, staffing, and professional training. This workshop will address the critical elements of such consultative models by identifying the core elements of building system-level relationships, executing comprehensive assessments of individual and system needs, and establishing short and long term capacity building interventions.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this workshop, participants should be able to:

Identify steps necessary to develop best practice educational programming and affect system-level capacity development

Outline the program development tasks necessary to establish a sustainable infrastructure within an educational setting

Identify the elements of systems based needs assessment and its application to program development

Activities: Didactic lectures, handouts, case study descriptions, and question/answer periods will provide participants with the information necessary to develop the strong consultative relationships necessary for creating programs that institute sustainable best practice interventions.
Audience: Behavior analysts with an interest in working within educational settings and who would like to expand their skills regarding system wide program development will benefit from this workshop. In addition, school administrators, related service providers, and educators looking to create or expand internal capacity within their systems may find the information presented valuable.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Keyword(s): Consultative Model, Needs Assessment, Program Development



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