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 scenarios.
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 with autism.
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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