Individuals diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder can
display multiple aberrant behaviors which include aggression,
self-injury, non-compliance, stereotypic behavior, and elopement.
The implementation of functional assessments and behavioral
intervention plans can greatly decrease these difficult and
challenging behaviors for individuals in both their home and
school setting. The purpose of this workshop is to address how
behavior analysts can implement functional behavioral assessments
in a variety of settings, the various tiers of an functional
behavioral assessment, functional assessments that go beyond the
four functions of behavior typically evaluated, how functional
assessments can guide behavioral intervention plans, and how to
implement practical, proactive, and reactive behavioral
strategies in both home and school environments. Additionally,
the presenter will describe applied considerations when
implementing functional assessments and behavioral intervention
plans in the home and school settings. The workshop will include
didactic information, video examples, as well as various
Rapidly increasing communication skills requires a systematic,
but child friendly, approach. This workshop will
outline a contemporary Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) approach
to language development that tailors the level of structure to
meet the learning ability and motivation needs of each
child. It will cover behavioral teaching methods and a
curriculum sequence for development of language skills in
children with ASD, with extensive video demonstrations.
There are many factors that contributed to the successful
outcomes of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. But perhaps
the single biggest factor is that that are highly trained and
therefore incredibly skilled. Research as well as our clinical
experience has clearly demonstrated the effectiveness of
treatment is directly related to the competency of
interventionists. Tragically, the vast majority of professionals
providing treatment to children with ASD lack the necessary
training to provide this life altering treatment. Agencies
encounter several problems including:
Finding the right candidate
Providing Effective Training
Retaining Quality Staff
This workshop is designed to provide participant’s information on
Autism’s Partnerships approach to Staff Development. Through the
years we have developed a staff training proctol that has
resulted in developing staff with outstanding therapy skills.
Moreover, our retention rates are at 77%, which is
well above the average.
Today, the provision of behavioral analytic services for
individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder is a vastly
growing area. Professionals working with individuals diagnosed
with ASD find themselves working in a variety of environments
(e.g., home, school, community); with a range of funding sources
(e.g., insurance, regional center, private pay, and schools);
with an array of different professionals (e.g., speech and
language pathologists, occupational therapists, and special
education teachers); addressing various behaviors (e.g.,
language, social skills, and reduction of aberrant behaviors);
and in many different capacities (e.g., consultative services,
supervision, direct implementation). Behavior Analysts must do
all this while adhering to the guidelines for responsible
conduct, as laid out by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board.
Addressing ethical dilemmas during the implementation of behavior
analytic services with individuals diagnosed with autism may be a
constant challenge. In this workshop the presenter will speak on
and have participants engage in discussions about different
dilemmas that are commonly experienced by behavior analysts. The
presenter will utilize various scenarios, video examples,
discussion groups, and didactic information about how a behavior
analyst can successfully navigate the BACB ethical guidelines,
all while providing quality services to individuals diagnosed
Consistent with our goal to provide information and support to teachers and all involved in autism education, Autism Partnership Foundation is sponsoring an opportunity for a school or School District (located in Southern California) to receive a complimentary 1-day workshop for their entire autism services team. Interested? Application Information is below.
The Free Workshop is Titled: “Bullying and ASD: The Perfect Storm”
Presented by: Ron Leaf, Ph.D.and Tracee Parker, Ph.D.
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