Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.

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Category: Learning Center Videos

Bridget A. Taylor. Observational Learning and Children With Autism: Clinical Applications Across the Age Span. Presentation plus 1 BACB/PSY/QABA CE credit.

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Abstract: Observational learning is the acquisition of new behavior that results from observing the behavior of others and the consequences of that behavior (Catania, 1998). Observational learning has significant educational, economic, and social implications. If children with autism can learn new behaviors by watching others, this could result in a reduction in intensive individual instruction and alleviate financial burdens on families and education providers. Additionally, observational learning can lead to the acquisition of academic and socially relevant behavior and potentially provide individuals with autism more opportunities for inclusion in typical learning and employment environments. An overview of emerging research in the area of observational learning will be presented, as well as clinical applications to improve the observational learning skills of individuals with autism across the age span.

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