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.


38th Annual Convention; Seattle, WA; 2012

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W61
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
Decreasing Problem Behaviors of Children with Autism—Part 2 in a Series
Saturday, May 26, 2012
8:00 AM–11:00 AM
205 (Convention Center)
Area: AUT/EDC; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Helen P. Mader, M.A.
HELEN P. MADER (Behavior Frontiers, LLC)
Description: Learn to use research-based methods, which are effective in decreasing problem behaviors for children with autism. Each technique discussed will have a definition, guidelines/procedure, video examples, questions, and role play or discussion. Participants will receive a take-home training manual, which includes sample data sheets, as well as professional on-line access to Behavior Frontiers Applied Behavior Analysis Training Program With an Autism Specialization, so that they can take the on-line examination to become a Certified Behavior Instructor for Autism-1. Registration for the workshop Increasing Appropriate Behaviors of Children With Autism—Part 1 in a Series is recommended but not necessary.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this workshop, participants should be able to:

Use ABA methods such as extinction and differential reinforcement of alternative behaviors (DRA) to decrease problem behaviors in children with autism and other special needs

Describe the effective use of additional reductive techniques, such as DRO, DRI, DRL, NRC, behavioral momentum, time out, and response cost, as demonstrated by their ability to answer questions regarding these methods

Activities: Participants will watch video demonstrations of ABA methods while filling in their interactive training manual. They will also engage in role play activities to practice using ABA methods under the guidance of the training consultant. Participants will engage in break-out and group discussions, as well as Q and A of specific participant issues.
Audience: This workshop will benefit individuals such as behavior analysts, assistant behavior analysts, line therapists, teachers, paraprofessionals, speech pathologists, and psychologists working directly with children with autism or other special needs who desire comprehensive information on the ABA methods effective to decrease problem behaviors.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Basic
Keyword(s): DRA, Extinction, Functional Assessment, Video Demonstrations



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