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30th Annual Convention; Boston, MA; 2004

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Invited Paper Session #183
CE Offered: None

Autism: The Relationship of Pivotal Response Treatment and Positive Behavioral Support

Sunday, May 30, 2004
11:00 AM–11:50 AM
Back Bay A
Area: AUT; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Jack Scott, Ph.D.
Chair: Jack Scott (Florida Atlantic University)
ROBERT L. KOEGEL (University of California, Santa Barbara), Lynn Kern Koegel (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Drs. Robert L. Koegel and Lynn Kern Koegel have been innovators in behavioral research with children with autism for many years. Robert L. Koegel is PhD Director and Autism Research Center Professor of Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychology, and Professor of Special Education, Disability, and Risk Studies at the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, University of California, Santa Barbara.

The purpose of this presentation is to address issues and present data that are relevant to Pivotal Response Treatment and Positive Behavioral Support Interventions for children with autism and their families. Topics will include a discussion of the identification of specific prognostic indicators associated with highly favorable outcomes following intervention; and a discussion of procedures used to conduct interventions in key pivotal areas that can change a previously poor prognosis to a favorable prognosis. The relevance of each of these topic areas will be discussed within the context of behavioral teaching strategies in the developing trend in comprehensive interventions for children with autism.




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