Association for Behavior Analysis International

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34th Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2008

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Workshop #W53
CE Offered: BACB
Don't Shoot the Trainee: Functional Assessment of Non-adherence in Applied Environments.
Saturday, May 24, 2008
8:00 AM–11:00 AM
Area: CBM; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Kathleen McCabe-Odri, Ed.D.
Description: Using Iwata's model defining the four functions of behavior, this workshop utilizes the technology to analyze adherence challenges faced by behaviorists in applied settings of homes and schools. Detailed environmental analysis strategies based upon Allen & Warzak (2000) are presented to assess the possible contingencies that may improve or prevent adherence. Data collection and individual skills profiles are explained and demonstrated via lecture, video examples, and hands-on activities for participants. Materials include sample questionnaires to assess readiness of trainees, as well as formats to measure environmental aspects that may strengthen or weaken consistent implementation of protocols. Also included are sample individual development plans (IDPs) for staff and
Learning Objectives: 1) Participants will learn to use a functional assessment approach to address treatment non-adherence with teachers in classroom settings 2) Participants will learn to use a functional assessment approach with parents in home/community environments 3) Participants will learn intervention strategies to improve adherence per function 4) Participants will learn to measure effectiveness of adherence interventions
Activities: Lecture Demonstrations/data samples Video examples Group break-outs
Audience: Behavior consultants in school and home settings
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate



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