Establishing Social Repertoires in Toddlers with Repertoires: The Nuts and Bolts of Teaching
Date: Thursday, November 2, 2017
Time: 1:00PM-3:00PM EDT
Presenter: Rebecca P. F. MacDonald, Ph. D., BCBA-D, LABA, Licensed Psychologist
Abstract: It is widely known that Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention (EIBI) can produce large gains in social, cognitive, and language development in children with ASD, especially when treatment begins prior to their second birthday. The nature of early intensive behavioral intervention requires that instruction be delivered throughout the child’s waking day. As a result, both therapists and caregivers should be actively involved in the delivery of behavior-analytic programming. When therapists and parents work in coordination and take advantage of the many learning opportunities that arise in the natural environment, rates of skill acquisition increase as well as generalization and maintenance of skills across people and settings. Naturalistic behavioral teaching strategies have been used to teach a wide variety of social skills, including responding to joint attention bids; referencing the behavior of a familiar adult in the context of a novel situation; engaging in functional play skills; and making functional requests. The purpose of the present workshop is to highlight key social skills to include in early behavioral treatment and to provide strategies for coaching and training both therapists and parents on the delivery of these services. A variety of exercises will be allow participants to identify learning opportunities and practice developing and implementing treatment protocols. In addition we will present staff and parent training protocols and review data from our research on the efficacy of these procedures.
2 CEs offered
NECC is an approved BACB® Type 2 CE Provider (1 credit per training hour)