Association for Behavior Analysis International

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38th Annual Convention; Seattle, WA; 2012

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Workshop #W46
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
Developing and Implementing an Activities of Daily Living Program
Friday, May 25, 2012
4:00 PM–7:00 PM
213 (Convention Center)
Area: DDA/AUT; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Jill Hunt, M.Ed.
JILL HUNT (Judge Rotenberg Educational Center), MICHELLE HARRINGTON (Judge Rotenberg Educational Center)
Description: Activities of daily living are among the most important skill sets that can be taught to clients. Learning to take care of one's body independently increases a client's quality of life and often allows access to more settings and experiences. Being able to complete chores around one's own living space has the potentia lto allow a client to live in a more independent setting. This workshop will give participants the tools necessary to implement an activities of daily living program on an individual basis or on a large scale basis. Presenters will discuss how activities of daily living programs have been implemented in their settings and what specific challenges they faced. Data will be presented on various age groups and what activities of daily living clients were learning. Generalization of these skills to outside the teaching setting will be discussed, and finally retention of these skills over a long period of time will be addressed.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this workshop, participants should be able to:

Assess what skills a client possesses

Identify five activities of daily living they would like to implement

Develop a thorough task analysis of each daily living skill

Determine what type of prompting is best suited for their setting

Collect data while working with clients

Determine what to do with the data that have been collected

Analyze data over a period of time

Determine how to effectively fade prompting when working with a client

Develop meaningful interventions when a client is not progressing

Activities: This workshop will involve brainstorming what activities of daily living are most important in each setting, viewing videos to assist with development of task analysis, role playing to gain skills needed to collect data on different types of prompting, practice in different methods of data analysis, and brainstorming interventions when faced with different scenarios.
Audience: This workshop is appropriate for teachers, residential staff, parents, and behavior analysts.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Basic
Keyword(s): ADL, Task Analysis



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