With the CBA Learning Module Series software, Behavior Development Solutions has been teaching the content of the BACB’s Task List and helping people pass the BCBA and BCaBA exams for as long as the BACB has been in existence. In this webinar, the founder, Dr. Stephen Eversole, will talk about the BDS behavior analytic approach to instructional design. He will contrast this approach to traditional instructional methods that tend to pervade most online instruction and highlight its benefit for training BCBAs/BCaBAs.
Dr. Eversole will recommend exam preparation and support strategies that supervisors could use to help their students prepare for the BCBA/BCaBA exam(s). He will discuss prerequisite skills, limitations of exams as a measure of practitioner repertoires, and how supervision might be maximally effective. Finally, he will discuss the sensitive topic of students with whom we, as a field, have been unsuccessful in developing an effective practitioner repertoire and he will entertain a possible preventive solution.
After attending this webinar:
- Learners will identify at least three strategies for teaching concepts.
- Learners will contrast the difference between using questions as learning exercises and using them as assessments.
- Supervisors will identify at least three strategies (beyond the CBA Learning Module Series) for helping supervisees learn the content of the Task List and pass the BCBA/BCaBA exam.
- Supervisors will identify some of the limits of supervision and how we, as a field, should handle our failures to teach effective practitioner repertoires.
12:05 pm: Pretest
12:10 pm: Presentation begins
1:45 pm: Q&A submit questions for chat
2:00 pm: Posttest, Evaluation and submit attendance codes
Dr. Eversole was inspired to become a “behaviorist” in a high school psychology class after reading “Beyond Freedom and Dignity” by B. F. Skinner. He remained inspired, receiving his M.A. in Applied Behavior Analysis from Western Michigan University in 1984 and his Ed.D. in Special Education from the University of Kentucky in 1995. That same year Dr. Eversole began dabbling in computer-based training and in 1998 founded Behavior Development Solutions—makers of the CBA Learning Module Series, CE products, and other training materials. He has practiced behavior analysis for over 34 years, working with a variety of special needs populations including individuals with autism, mental retardation, and severe emotional disturbances. Dr. Eversole has also taught classes on behavior analysis and presented research findings at professional conferences. Dr. Eversole’s current research interest is in instructional design and its application to teaching both inside and outside the field of behavior analysis.
Presenter Disclosure Statement:
Dr. Eversole is the owner of Behavior Development Solutions, the for-profit provider of the CBA Learning Module Series. He has no financial stake in ABAC and has agreed to conduct this webinar for the benefit of the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies.
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