This full-day workshop is designed to introduce participants to the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis as they apply to teaching new skills. Participants will gain a greater understanding of ABA terminology as well as how principles of this structured approach to teaching new skills are used in everyday life. More importantly, participants will have the opportunity to practice the various teaching strategies presented as well as design an instructional program related to a skill they wish to teach.
Teaching strategies reviewed in this workshop include motivation and reinforcement, task analysis, shaping, prompting, chaining, discrete trial teaching, incidental teaching, natural environment training, error correction procedures, data collection methods as well as maintenance and generalization. This “how to” workshop will be supplemented with video clips and hands-on exercises to ensure participants’ understanding of the principles of ABA.