Association for Behavior Analysis International

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34th Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2008

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Workshop #W25
CE Offered: BACB
Analyzing Autism Interventions: Critiques of Popular Autism Interventions and Combinations that Work
Friday, May 23, 2008
6:00 PM–9:00 PM
Area: AUT; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Steven J. Ward, M.S.
STEVEN J. WARD (Whole Child Consulting), TERESA A. GRIMES (Whole Child Consulting), CINDY COOPER (Private Practice)
Description: Whole Child Consulting, LLC is a private company with clients across the United States. The presenters have experience with adults and children with autism. The presenters will describe both critical and variable attributes of various instructional paradigms, including NET, DTT, VB, PT, Association Method, and RDI. Components of each paradigm are matched with appropriate learner profiles. Components of various programs will be compared for compatibility or incompatibility. Practical recommendations will be provided for deciding when to favor one component over another.
Learning Objectives: By the end of the workshop, each participant will be able to: 1. Clearly define at least 3 components of 6 different instructional paradigms. 2. Assess learner repertoires in a manner that facilitates selection of appropriate paradigm components. 3. Employ at least 3 different data collection methods. 4. Make programmatic recommendations matching learner strengths and weaknesses with appropriate paradigm components. 5. Provide a conceptually systematic rationale for assigning program components.
Activities: Flash card activities to associate intervention names with the critical variables of each program. Participants will have opportunities to practie a variety of data collection methods throughout the workshop. Helpful websites will be provided. Guidelines will be provided for developing programming based upon individual needs. (case studies)
Audience: Professionals and parents with advanced experience in the instruction of individuals with autism, who want clear, unbiased information regarding the treatment benefits and pitfalls of various autism interventions. The presenters have direct experience in the area of Precision Teaching, DTT, Verbal Behavior, Greenspan, Association Method, RDI and various NET applications.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Advanced



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