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

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Panel #328
PDS: The Application of Applied Behavior Analysis in the General Education Setting: An Introduction to the Comprehensive Application of Behavior Analysis to Schooling (CABAS™) Model
Sunday, May 28, 2017
6:00 PM–6:50 PM
Convention Center 405
Area: EDC; Domain: Applied Research
Chair: Lara Gentilini (Teachers College, Columbia University)
JOANN PEREIRA DELGADO (Teachers College, Columbia University)
JENNIFER WEBER (Teachers College, Columbia University)
KIEVA SOFIA HRANCHUK (Scottsdale Children's Institute)

Founded with the vision for a school based upon the principles of behavior analysis and a personalized system of instruction, the Comprehensive Application of Behavior Analysis to Schooling (CABAS™) model applies the knowledge and expertise of the science of behavior to all aspects of schooling, including performance and learning behaviors. In addition, the CABAS™ Accelerated Independent Learner (AIL) approach applies behavior analytic principles to curricular design, relying on empirically-supported methods of pedagogy and classroom management techniques. The model also allows for a personalized system of instruction that promotes accelerated learning for students at varying academic and verbal levels in a general education setting. Instruction in the classroom is differentiated and individualized based on the performance of the student, with the moment-to-moment responses of each student driving the curriculum. The behaviorally based approach also emphasizes the use of reinforcers (i.e., token economy, behavior-specific praise, group contingencies) for academic and self-management behavior, thus fostering a positive classroom environment. The purpose of this panel is to provide an overview of the integration of applied behavior analysis in the general education classroom, highlighting the cusps and capabilities necessary for children to be successful, as well as the tactics used to support accelerated learning and create independent learners.

Instruction Level: Basic
Keyword(s): accelerated learning, general education, inclusion, independent learners



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