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Registration Item: Behavioral Indicators of Effective ABA Programming and Clinical Challenges Related to the Motivating Operation

Location: ACES Staff Development Building, 205 Skiff Street, Hamden, CT 06517
Start Date: 02/21/2019
End Date: 02/21/2019
Time: 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: 02/21/2019
Current Registrant Count: 1
Registrant Limit: 80
Base Rate: $50.00
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Behavioral Indicators of Effective ABA Programming and Clinical Challenges Related to the Motivating Operation

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2019

 

 

PRESENTED BY:

Robert K Ross, Ed.D. BCBA-D, LABA

Chief Clinical Officer for Beacon ABA Services of MA and CT


ABSTRACT:

The tremendous growth in the need for ABA based intervention services for individuals on the autism spectrum has led to a rapid increase in the number of individuals receiving “ABA” training and providing this form of intervention. It has also led some training programs and agencies to focus more on implementation of procedures rather than a solid understanding the science behind the effective use of these procedures This talk will highlight and describe the directly observable and measureable behavior of both the learner and the instructor that are indicative of an effective and appropriate ABA based intervention program for individuals with ASD. This symposium will also discuss the applied usefulness of the MO concept with respect to teaching communication skills, it will also discuss some conceptual challenges that the concept presents with respect to measurement and the operant learning paradigm. Conceptual problems such as “value” as an inferred rather than directly observed phenomenon and how the MO as antecedent causal account conflicts with a Skinnerian operant learning view of behavior will be discussed. Problems with and alternatives to the concept of conditioned motivating operations will also be explored.

FOLLOWING THIS PRESENTATION, PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ABLE TO:

  1. State at least three instructor behavioral indicators of effective ABA programming

  2. State at least three learner behavioral indicators of effective ABA programming

  3. State at least three behavioral “red flags”, that may indicate problems with ABA services

  4. Describe administrative and monitoring systems necessary to support effective ABA programming.

  5. Evaluate whether the concept of “value” is a directly observable property of behavior.

  6. Determine the validity of the statement “SD’s signal the availability of reinforcement”.

  7. Compare a Skinnerian selection by consequence account of the emergence of response topographies with and MO explanation for specific response topography occurrence.

  8. Explain the two major distinctions upon which a determination that a stimulus is an MO or an SD