Jan 27, 2021 - 4:30 PM to 7:45 PM
Eilis O'Connell; BCBA, LBA, MA
Elementary, Middle School, High School
Teachers, Social Workers, Psychologists, Speech Pathologists, LMHCs, School Leaders
This course will explore the applications of Applied Behavioral Analytic (ABA) interventions and strategies that incorporate the use of interventions that can be utilized before behaviors occur (antecedent interventions), positive reinforcement, and reinforcing small steps of behavior overtime (shaping).
Strategies and techniques for individuals with behavioral excess are often utilized without identifying the “why” of the behavior, which can lead to ineffective treatment and constant turnover of interventions. This workshop will explore accessible assessments and data collection procedures to identify why behaviors are occurring, along with ethical and person-first interventions that ensure the learners we work with are increasing needed skill sets, while decreasing maladaptive behaviors. Current research by Dr. Greg Hanley and Dr. Justin Leaf with be explored throughout the course to introduce new and cutting-edge evidence-based procedures. Learn how to identify the function or “whys” of behavior; create interventions and strategies that can be implemented before a behavior happens and teach new skills; and utilize interventions that are ethical and trauma informed leading to greater success for your students and you.