Association for Behavior Analysis International

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38th Annual Convention; Seattle, WA; 2012

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W37
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
Facilitating Inclusion of Preschool Children With Autism
Friday, May 25, 2012
4:00 PM–7:00 PM
309 (Convention Center)
Area: AUT; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Anna Matchneva, M.Ed.
ANNA MATCHNEVA (I Step Ahead Services, Inc.), JOLENTA P. URBANIAK-PAZURA (I Step Ahead Services, Inc.)
Description: Children with autism benefit from participation in inclusive early education programs. However, most children with autism require specialized supports to experience success, and implementation of such programs is not an easy task. This presentation will describe how children with autism are included in preschool settings and will review procedures and key components contributing to the success of an inclusion program, including curriculum development, effective teaching strategies, classroom set-up, and staff development.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this workshop, participants should be able to:

Implement effective behavior intervention strategies to facilitate students' learning in inclusive classrooms

Implement specific strategies to teach independent work, peer interaction, social initiation, play, and classroom routines

Use methods to analyze program effectiveness and to evaluate student progress

Activities: This workshop will involve lecture and video review.
Audience: This workshop is appropriate for behavior analysts, teachers, and administrators.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Basic



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