Association for Behavior Analysis International

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46th Annual Convention; Washington DC; 2020

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Workshop #W47
CE Offered: PSY/BACB/NASP — 
Using Adaptive Assessments Ethically in Behavior Analytic Practice
Friday, May 22, 2020
8:00 AM–3:00 PM
To Be Determined
Area: CBM/DDA; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Amanda Keating, Psy.D.
AMANDA KEATING (University of South Florida)
Description: Over the past several years, behavior analysts have been tasked by funders to provide a variety of outcome measures and assessments. However, most behavior analytic programs do not provide training in many of these assessments. In this workshop, the ethical use of two specific adaptive measures will be provided, the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales, Third Edition (Vineland-3) and the Adaptive Behavior Assessment System, Third Edition (ABAS-3). Each of these instruments will be discussed along with guidance on administration. Case studies will be provided, and participants will practice providing semi-structured interviews with the goal of equipping behavior analysts to utilize the instruments to not only satisfy funders, but to gain valuable information about their behavior programming.
Learning Objectives: 1. List the different options the Vineland-3 and ABAS-3 can be administered and scored. 2. List several advantages of the semi-structured interview format for adaptive skills assessment. 3. Compare and contrast the utility of the Vineland-3 and ABAS-3 for use in behavioral programming.
Activities: This workshop will include lecture, demonstration, discussion, hands-on practice in utilizing the semi-structured interview format, practice with scoring, and case studies for practice with interpretation. Participants will be provided sample protocols.
Audience: Intermediate. The target audience would be practitioners who are seeking training to evaluate the outcomes of such assessments when provided by others or to ethically administer the ABAS-3 or Vineland-3 to consumers following the workshop.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Keyword(s): ABAS-3, adaptive assessment, insurance requirements, Vineland-3



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