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.


34th Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2008

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W38
CE Offered: BACB
Developing Effective Class-wide Positive Behavior Support Interventions in Public Schools.
Friday, May 23, 2008
6:00 PM–9:00 PM
Area: CSE; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Robert F. Putnam, Ph.D.
ROBERT F. PUTNAM (The May Institute)
Description: This workshop will provide behavior analysts with an evidence-based approach to designing effective classroom interventions. It includes the use of functional assessment as a method to systematically evaluate the classroom environment in order to design, implement and evaluate effective classroom-wide behavioral support practices. Once the environment is assessed, the model incorporates both indirect (i.e., lecture, written training materials) and direct (i.e., modeling, performance feedback) instruction. Finally, participants will learn how teachers participate in a data-based decision making process in order to establish more effective practices, procedures, and interactions with students. Data will be presented supporting the need for a comprehensive training method that includes both indirect and direct instruction in for teachers to adequately implement classroom-wide behavior support practices.
Learning Objectives: Learning Objective 1: Participants will learn how to apply functional assessment strategies to the selection and implementation of effective classroom-wide practices. Learning Objective 2: Participants will learn evidence-based methods used to train teachers in classroom-wide behavior support practices. Learning Objective 3: Participants will learn a data-based decision process used with teachers to modify classroom behavior support practices.
Activities: Participants will have an opportunity to analyze sample data, draw conclusions about relevant classroom-wide interventions, and role play the direct instruction (e.g., performance feedback) provided to teachers.
Audience: Behavior analysts who provide training and consultation to school teachers or paraprofessionals.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate



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