Most behavior analysts know that a fluent (non-hesitant) performance is more likely to maintain than a slow, equivocal performance. However, do you know the other products of fluency? There are several such products, although the empirical support for some of these is limited. In this series of seven modules, you’ll learn to identify and define the various products of fluency and you’ll learn about the empirical support for each. You’ll also learn strategies for achieving aims (performance criteria) and strategies for evaluating products of fluency in your practice as a behavior analyst. In this course, the instructional material is located in each hint. Every question in this course has a hint. As you rotate the Acquisition modules and obtain 100% correct responding, pick up the corresponding fluency modules and add that into your rotation.
A special thanks to Dr. Clay Starlin for editing this product. Dr. Starlin did much of the early research in fluency and we are grateful for his feedback. Of course, any shortcomings are the author's responsibility.
About this course:
This course uses a fluency model. This model involves answering a series of questions, first during acquisition modules (one hour per module), and then again during fluency modules (which have a shorter time criterion). The fluency model provides many opportunities for practice. Each question is accompanied by a hint, to be used unless you are absolutely certain you know the answer. When hints are used properly, fluency-based courses can be errorless or near-errorless. Keep in mind that fluency-based courses employ a practice (active student responding) model that involves completing learning exercises that are similar to tests, but include hints and feedback. Concepts are learned when users consistently make correct discriminations on questions designed to teach concepts and promote generalization. This course is recommended for BCBAs and BCaBAs.
Here's how it works:
- Purchase this course (see above).
- Complete the acquisition modules to 100% correct.
- Complete the fluency modules to 100% correct.
- Once all acquisition and fluency learning modules have been completed to 100% correct, go to the Finishing Up module, complete the short survey, and print your certificate for BACB credits.
To manage your CE credits on the BACB web site, please use our ACE Provider #: OP-02-0017.
- Identify and define fluency and related terms.
- Select elements of the acronym RESAA.
- Select general research issues related to evaluating products of fluency.
- Select the definition and examples of retention and empirical support for rate building as a strategy for fostering it.
- Select the definition and examples of endurance and empirical support for rate building as a strategy for fostering it.
- Select the definition and examples of stability and empirical support for rate building as a strategy for fostering it.
- Select the definition and examples of application and empirical support for rate building as a strategy for fostering it.
- Select the definition and examples of adduction and empirical support for rate building as a strategy for fostering it.
- Select options that define aims.
- Select general strategies for rate building.
- Select options that correctly characterize learning channels and aims appropriate for those learning channels.
- Select the correct application with respect to evaluating products of fluency.
Recommended for BCBAs and BCaBAs.
The Behavior Analyst Certification Board®, Inc. does not sponsor, approve, or endorse the material, information, or products described herein. (Note that the above disclaimer does not mean that the BACB disapproves this product. They simply don't endorse any CE products or events and they want you to know this. However, they do approve providers and BDS is an Approved CE Provider. Therefore, you can rest assured that your CE credits will be accepted by the BACB.)
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