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

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Workshop #W27
CE Offered: BACB
Getting Children with Autism and their Teachers Started in Fluency Based Instruction.
Friday, May 23, 2008
6:00 PM–9:00 PM
Williford C
Area: AUT; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Kelly J. Ferris, M.Ed.
KELLY J. FERRIS (Organization for Research and Learning), HOLLY ALMON (Fabrizio/Moors Consulting), KATHLEEN S. LAINO (Organization for Research and Learning), KRISTA ZAMBOLIN (Fabrizio/Moors Consulting)
Description: Fluency based instruction is becoming more widely used as a teaching arrangement for delivering behavior analytic services to students with autism. Teachers new to Fluency based instruction or teachers new to children with autism face a gambit of questions related to the logistics of getting instruction started. The questions frequently asked are, how do you get them responding? How do you get them staying at the table through the timing? how do you get their rate of responding to increase? This workshop will present procedures for getting programs started for new learners as well as for experienced learners new to Fluency based instruction teaching arrangements. The presentation will include charted examples of student and teacher performance data, as well as video of our staff working to shape both teacher and student repertoires necessary in Fluency based instruction.
Learning Objectives: The objectives are for participants to leave with 1) knowledge of measurement techniques for shaping early learning, 2) teaching procedures helpful for getting students ready for timed practice, 3) staff training procedures to get teachers ready to implement fluency based instruction, and 4) simple data based decision making rules related to potential challenges.
Activities: Practice generating relevant rapport building pinpoints, practice designing measurement tools for evaluating teacher and student readiness
Audience: Parents and professionals interested in beginning fluency based instruction programs for students with autism and related disabilities
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Basic



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