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 #421
CE Offered: BACB
Applied Behavior Analysis in Public Schools: Applications, Challenges and Solutions
Monday, May 26, 2008
1:30 PM–2:50 PM
Stevens 3
Area: EDC; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Nicole Ciotti Gardenier, M.S.
Chair: Nicole Ciotti Gardenier (The New England Center for Children)
FRANCIS J. CICCONE (The New England Center for Children)
ELISE COOKE (Holliston Public Schools)
LAURA L. DUDLEY (Westwood Public Schools)
JOHN D. MOLTENI (The Center for Children with Special Needs)

An important goal for behavior analysts is the dissemination of the principles of behavior analysis to the community. Part of this process is the incorporation of behavior analytic practices in public school settings. Common challenges to this process include planning and delivering staff training, the incorporation of effective and appropriate data collection systems, balancing student schedules and conducting functional assessments. Additionally, the delivery of services in the public school environment often means working as part of a multi-disciplinary team. The variables presented by a public school environment are such that effective communication is often as important as the intervention itself. The goal of this panel discussion is to bring together a number of individuals in the field of applied behavior analysis who are delivering services in public schools in a variety of roles. The panel will answer questions related to effective applications of ABA in public school settings, challenges they have encountered, and solutions they have developed. The panel will also take questions from the audience.




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