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.


43rd Annual Convention; Denver, CO; 2017

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W76
Teaching the Essential Eight Skills: Preparing Children With Developmental Disabilities, Including Autism, for the Rest of Their Lives
Friday, May 26, 2017
4:00 PM–7:00 PM
Hyatt Regency, Mineral Hall D
Area: DDA/AUT; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Patrick E. McGreevy, Ph.D.
PATRICK E. MCGREEVY (Patrick McGreevy and Associates), TROY FRY (Patrick McGreevy and Associates)
Description: Many Practitioners working with children with developmental disabilities, including autism, have become Board Certified Behavior Analysts within the past 4-5 years. Often, their instruction was based on The BACB Fourth Edition Task List, which includes no items that would help them decide what skills to target and teach. This workshop will familiarize participants with the difference between developmental skills and functional skills, and will teach them to target and teach the Essential Eight Skills from Essential for Living.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to: (1) describe and differentiate examples of developmental and functional skills; (2) name and describe the Essential Eight Skills; (3) demonstrate how to teach each of the Essential Eight Skills.
Activities: This workshop will include lecture, discussion, and guided practice on how to teach the Essential Eight Skills.
Audience: This basic-level workshop is designed for practicing behavior analysts.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Basic
Keyword(s): autism, developmental disabilities, functional skills, life skills



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