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 #W16
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
Brain Injury and ABA: Acquiring Skills to Manage Behavior
Thursday, May 25, 2017
4:00 PM–7:00 PM
Convention Center 405
Area: CBM/BPN; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Michael P. Mozzoni, Ph.D.
MICHAEL P. MOZZONI (Mozzoni Associates LLC BCBA-Applied Neurobehavioral Services), DIXIE D. EASTRIDGE (Learning Services Neurobehavioral Institute)
Description: This workshop will focus on what behavior analysts can contribute to the rehabilitation of people with acquired brain injuries (ABI). Unlike other populations who are born with their impairments many persons with ABI had skills that were lost following their injuries. Re-teaching lost skills presents different challenges than teaching new skills. This workshop will present methods found in the behavioral literature to retrain social skills and manage behaviors. Participants will learn how to apply: mindfulness, fluency, discounting, and contingency management strategies to adults recovering from and living with ABI. Funding regulations regarding client rights will also be discussed as it applies to contingency management.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to: (1) discriminate differences between acute and post-acute behavioral presentations; (2)describe how to use fluency training to teach facial recognition of emotions; (3)identify human rights issues in relation to contingency management.
Activities: Lecture, small group break out to work on core content. Participant will be given instructional materials to practice fluency, discounting and mindfulness exercises.
Audience: Intermediate Skill Level. Teachers, rehabilitation professionals and behavior analysts who wish to expand their scope of practice are strongly encouraged to attend.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate



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