Rethinking Generalization with the R.E.A.L. Model CE

ABA Technologies Academy CE by Brenda J. Terzich-Garland, M.A., BCBA

BACB Credits: 28.5

Asynchronous course with 12 months access

Many individuals with autism or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have difficulties generalizing from a structured learning environment to the “real world” independent of their functioning level. To simply rely on structured skills teaching puts practitioners in a “train and hope” situation when addressing generalization. Many ABA practitioners believe they plan for generalization, but there is often a gap between practitioners’ conceptual understanding of generalization and the skills needed to teach for generalization in a systematic and effective way. Thus, there is a need to rethink generalization when planning and programming for generality.

This program will provide practitioners with the needed information to effectively teach for generalization and fill in the gap between theory and practice. The R.E.A.L Model provides practitioners with tools needed for case conceptualization to plan, sort, develop and progress intervention programs needed to remediate targeted deficits. Rethinking Generalization with the R.E.A.L. Model is a comprehensive behavior analytic guide for planning and programming across 5 unique levels of generalization within intensive behavioral treatment. The R.E.A.L. Model can be used with any traditional ABA program rather than the practitioner using it as another curriculum resource. It was designed to critically analyze the generality of behaviors from the same behavior analytic perspective used to address any operant behavior.

This video discusses what is the R.E.A.L. Model, the book, and the process used in the course Rethinking Generalization with the R.E.A.L Model.