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* Courses approved for CBCC-KA CEUs may be applied to a CPDT-KA recertification. Courses approved for CPDT-KA may not be applied to a CBCC-KA recertification.
A Data-Taking Perspective The use of Behavior Analysis within the animal training and welfare community has become commonplace. While the core principles of Behavior Analysis (i.e., a focus on reinforcement contingencies and functional understandings of behavior) are now frequently used for applied animal behavior purposes, the use of data to measure those applications remains virtually untapped. This creates a conundrum for hopeful Applied Animal Behavior Analysts: An increased demand for applying behavioral principles, but with limited opportunity to bring about their empirical, analytical counterparts. This session focuses on bridging the gap between data and training by providing simple yet effective data-taking procedures for a variety of animal training and welfare needs. Learning Objectives: the use of preference assessments to systematically identify potential reinforcers and enrichment objects/procedures. measurement systems for training projects that allow trainers to directly document their training/shaping progress. creating behavioral inventories (e.g., ethograms) that facilitate general welfare improvements. Particular attention will be placed on how anyone can collect data, scientist and trainer alike!
Sponsor:Pet Professional Guild
Speaker(s):Dr. Eduardo Fernandez