2017 Live CE Webinars
10 Things You Should Know About Teaching Leisure
Presenter: Stacie L. Bancroft, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LABA
Date and Time: Thursday, March 9, 2017 – 1:00PM-3:00PM EST
Abstract: Education and habilitative care for individuals with developmental disabilities has improved dramatically over the past 50 years, yet creating effective leisure repertoires seems to be lagging behind. Badia et al. (2013) review evidence suggesting a strong relation between leisure repertoires and quality of life. Many adolescents and adults with developmental disabilities have substantial amounts of free time that may ideally be filled with leisure. Despite substantial societal value placed on developing opportunities for quality leisure within this population, free time is too often filled with sedentary, stereotypic, and dependent activity. What are we missing? This webinar will offer data-based and research driven considerations in teaching leisure to individuals with developmental disabilities. We will discuss a goal oriented conceptualization of leisure and help attendees develop a plan for helping their students and clients develop long-term, broad-based leisure repertoires through the review of ten important considerations and strategies for teaching leisure. Some areas of review will include what to measure and track over time, stimulus control over initiating leisure, increasing the reinforcing value of mastered activities, assessing and treating variability, and selection of targeted activities.
Transition Planning for Individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder: Choosing Meaningful Goals and Objectives
Presenter: Julie Weiss, MSEd, BCBA, LABA
Date and Time: RESCHEDULED – Thursday, April 27, 2017, 1:00PM-3:00PM EST
Abstract: Transition is defined as the process of changing from one state or condition to another. Transition planning specifically outlines the change from school to adult life for individuals with an autism spectrum disorder. Transition planning is designed to ensure that the student will be provided the necessary skills and services to make a smooth transition from school to adult life. Identifying and teaching skills that are needed to maximize the learner’s independence begins at age 14. Transition skills focus on the learner’s future career, interests, and participation in their community post-graduation. This webinar will begin by reviewing current literature and research on transition planning. Participants will learn how to assess transition skills and determine skills to teach based on assessment outcomes. The workshop will also address best instructional practices for teaching transition skills both in and outside of the classroom setting and generalizing those skills to the community, home and work.
2 CEs offered for each webinar
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