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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Panel #286
CE Offered: BACB
Increasing the Acceptance of Behavioral Interventions in Applied Settings: Lessons from the Field
Sunday, May 25, 2008
4:30 PM–5:20 PM
Williford C
Area: EDC/OBM; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Deirdre Lee Fitzgerald, Ph.D.
Chair: Deirdre Lee Fitzgerald (Eastern Connecticut State University)
SHAWN DAVID BRYANT (The Spectrum Center)
TIMOTHY PISKURA (The New England Center for Children)

A primary challenge that behavior analysts face is facilitating the implementation of effective programming in applied settings. Direct care staff, teachers, paraprofessionals, parents and professionals from parallel fields are the primary change agents in many intervention contexts. Thus, the importance of providing effective instructional materials, staff training, and ongoing supervision is paramount to ensuring treatment fidelity and learner success. Strategies and tactics that increase the acceptance and utilization of behavioral interventions will be discussed. Differing approaches for internal and external consultants will also be identified.




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