Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.


38th Annual Convention; Seattle, WA; 2012

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W19
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
CANCELED: Positive Behavior Support at the Tertiary Level: Red Zone Strategies
Friday, May 25, 2012
8:00 AM–3:00 PM
613/614 (Convention Center)
Area: EDC/PRA; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Laura A. Riffel, Ph.D.
LAURA A. RIFFEL (Behavior Doctor Seminars)
Description: This workshop will focus on teaching participants how to use antecedent, behavior, and consequence data (ABC data) to make data based decisions for building a proactive multi-modal behavioral intervention plan. Participants will be shown a free, user friendly tool that will graph ABC data, giving the behavior support team access to data for day of the week, time of day, context, antecedent, and consequence occurrences as they relate to behavior. This tool is extremely easy to use by classroom teachers and provides relevant data to environmental predictors for behavioral patterns. Specific interventions will be shared for students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism, oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), and learning disabilities (LD), as well as typical students who have impeding behaviors. The examples used in this workshop will show how data were utilized to determine the function and build a competing pathway of behavior interventions. This workshop is based on practical knowledge from more than 31 years in the classroom and 10 years of working as a consultant in various states. ABC data collection has been studied according to established procedures of scientific scrutiny that can be reasonably relied upon.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this workshop, participants should be able to:

Identify environmental settings and antecedents for modification, plan replacement behaviors that will compete with targeted behaviors, and modify their own reactions so the behavior is no longer being fed by reactive practices

Identify the value of ABC data collection as it relates to building a proactive multi-modal behavior support plan for students whose behaviors impede their learning or that of others

Enter their own ABC data into a useful tool that will graph the data for them in an easy to understand format

Activities: Participants will fill in competing pathway charts based on data presented as they create behavior support plans for students with behaviors similar to their own situations in the classroom. Participants will leave with ideas for students with ADHD, autism, oppositional defiant disorder, learning disabilities, and other disruptive behaviors. Participants will share their own successes and barriers to behavior intervention planning in small group settings. Participants will actually tally real data from a case study and see how valuable the information is in developing a behavior support plan. Participants will learn how to introduce the concept of data collection to nominally trained educators.
Audience: The target audience will be educators and service providers who work with pre-K through 12th grade students. "Educators" is defined as anyone who works within the educational setting: counselors, teachers, administrators, directors, behavior specialists, psychologists, therapists, etc.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate



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