Association for Behavior Analysis International

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34th Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2008

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Panel #531
CE Offered: BACB
Behavior Analysts Consulting in Public Schools: Identifying and Managing Obstacles
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
10:30 AM–11:50 AM
Continental A
Area: AUT/EDC; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: David A. Celiberti, Ph.D.
Chair: Ruth M. Donlin (Private Practice)
RUTH M. DONLIN (Private Practice)
DAVID A. CELIBERTI (Private Practice)
MARY ELLEN MCDONALD (Eden II Programs/The Genesis School)
LINDA S. MEYER (Autism New Jersey, Inc.)

Behavior analysts consulting in public school settings are often challenged by the behavior of consultees and other service providers and must find ways to teach and engage individuals who may not be optimally receptive to the consultation process. In a related vein, consultees may lack the resources or supports to follow through. Many consultees may fail to adequately recognize the importance of data collection, may not effectively supervise paraprofessionals, and may not adequately assume responsibility for thoroughly evaluating a students progress or program placement. Time, energy, and information is lost when systems are not in place to support consultation. This panel will focus on providing ABA consultation with educational settings that have not consistently employed ABA methods. We will discuss common consultation challenges and strategies designed to shape the performance of staff and improve accountability. This panel topic is relevant to educators, clinicians, administrators, parents of school-age children and all service providers.




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