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.


40th Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2014

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Workshop #W54
CE Offered: BACB
CANCELED: Use of Technology and Tablet-Based Data Collection in Community-Based Instruction for Individuals With Autism
Saturday, May 24, 2014
8:00 AM–11:00 AM
W184bc (McCormick Place Convention Center)
Area: AUT/PRA; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Thomas L. Zane, Ph.D.
GLORIA M. SATRIALE (Preparing Adolescents and Adults for Life (PAAL)  ), AVI GLICKMAN (Mission for Educating Citizens with Autism), THOMAS L. ZANE (Institute for Behavioral Studies, Endicott College)
Description: The use of readily available technology is transforming the way we approach education. At this moment, there are more than 1,200 applications (apps) available in the iTunes store targeting education for individuals with autism. Advances in technology are reinventing typical uses of devices, creating new "adaptive" uses that are decreasing stigma and increasing generalized use of technology across environments. Portable devices such as iPads, iPods, iPhones, or PDAs have the potential of taking teachers out of the equation in the instructional interaction. Furthermore, increasingly available technology provides more opportunities for electronic data collection with real-time data graphing, analysis, and archiving. Apps for iPhone, iPad, iPod, and Android platforms have been shown to enhance skill acquisition, independent functioning, and behavioral improvement for adolescents with autism and other developmental disabilities. During this presentation, participants will learn to use a tablet-based data collection system and the following apps: iRewards (token economy), GeeTasks (scheduling), MyTalk (communication), and Visual Impact Pro (task analyses). During the workshop, participants will learn to create programs with these apps, leaving with competence in developing and applying each for targeted skill development. The participants will practice with the tablet-based data collection system, score videotapes, and master the graphing functions.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this workshop, the participant will be able to (1) describe the functions of each of the apps demonstrated, (2) use each app to develop a particular program for an individual, (3) demonstrate the use of the app in an analog scenario, and (4) describe the components of the tablet-based data collection system.
Activities: This workshop will involve lecture, demonstration, and hands-on use of each app. Participants will actually load the apps onto their own devices, open the apps, and develop software programs applicable to clients and students in their care (this will involve most of the 3-hour workshop). The workshop will also involve hands-on use of the tablet-based data collection system, with the goal of successfully taking data with it and implementing the graphing function. (Registered participants will be contacted in advance of the workshop with detailed instructions for preparation.)
Audience: This workshop is appropriate for BACB certificants, behavior analysts, special education teachers, administrators, program developers, and parents who develop and implement instructional programs to teach academic, social, vocational, and ADL skills. In addition, the target audience includes all teachers, professionals, and parents who take data on learning and behavioral targets.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Basic
Keyword(s): autism, data collection, technology



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