Building a Comprehensive ABA Program: Integrating More Naturalistic Strategies. Mary Jane Weiss, Ph.D., BCBA September, 2008. Our goals for today. To introduce you to a variety of useful teaching strategies within the field of ABA, including the naturalistic strategies
Mary Jane Weiss, Ph.D., BCBA
1. Understanding behavior by analyzing environmental factors.
2. Systematically manipulating antecedents/ consequences to modify adaptive/maladaptive behavior.
a single teaching moment
a systematic shaping process to build complex behaviors
a “step by step upward progression”
How do you use naturalistic strategies to teach
-answering social questions
-playing card games
What are the advantages and disadvantages to teaching these skills naturalistically?
Expressive Environment Training
ClassExpressive and Receptive Skills
There may be insufficient practice or inadequate generalization of expectation
There may be free access to reinforcers
Negative behavior may function as mands
A single topography may function as a mand