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“Functional Assessment refers to a variety of data collection, analysis and interpretive procedures that vary widely with regard to the procedural detail but share the same goal of producing a hypothesis about what evokes and reinforces occurrences of problem behavior.” Iser DeLeon, PhD, BCBA
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): A Review of Selected Research for Practitioners (Including ASD Connections)
This presentation provides an overview of treatment options for children diagnosed with ADHD for ABA practitioners. The clinical diagnosis of ADHD is reviewed related to the translation of symptoms for behavior analysts.
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“More than 50% of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder spend at least 2 days per week in regular classrooms. Today, 1 in 3 students with Autism Spectrum Disorder are included in the regular classroom for the entire day.” William L. Heward, EdD, BCBA-D
Sex and sexuality has always been a sensitive topic for people and especially so for those who work with individuals on the spectrum. The uncomfortable nature of the matter is what makes behavior analysts both inexperienced as well as in a crucial role to teach sexuality. Influenced by culture that made it a topic that shouldn’t be discussed in polite company, sexuality is far more than just sex but also focuses on the social and relationship aspect and must be taught as such.
Stereotypy, repetitive behavior, and anxiety often pose a difficult puzzle for clinicians, especially with clinical research and evidence-based procedures updating at a rapid pace. In an update to his 2013 CE Course, Stereotypy: There Are No Easy Answers, Dr. Bill Ahearn reviews the significant amount of research for treating repetitive and stereotypic behaviors in a clinical, home, or school setting that has furthered our understanding of how and when to treat repetitive and stereotypic behaviors.
This course reviews research related to ADHD and ASD and best practices. This course would benefit BCaBAs, BCBAs, Teachers, School Psychologists, Speech Pathologists, Physicians, and anyone working with individuals with ADHD and/or a combination of ADHD and ASD.
Today we are joined by Kellie Kotwicki, MS, BCBA, LBA & Dr. Vicki Madaus Knapp, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA of Daemen College. If you have been looking for a program that can tailor to your every need, this is the program for you! With FOUR different options, Daemen College offers every option that a student of applied behavior analysis could need. As you listen you will hear the passion that these faculty members have for their program, colleagues, and students.
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.
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“Historically, when they cut Medicaid services, they don’t put them back.” Peter F. Gerhardt, EdD
This week on Operant Innovations Tom Freeman takes over and speaks with Travis Breeding. Travis is an adult diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome (now classified as ASD) who has experienced significant challenges getting insurance to cover the social skills training he needs to live his life to the fullest. Listen as Travis and Tom speak the issues plaguing adults on the Autism…
Dr. Newman starts this course by introducing the history of applied behavior analytic principles involved in some self-management strategies that are out there today. In addition to reviewing some history, join Dr. Newman and his colleagues as they take you on a journey of exploring the different processes and methods of self-management.
… but to have serious, open, honest discussion about human sexuality, it’s something most of us would rather not do. Peter F. Gerhardt, EdD