2018-2019 CE Webinar Series
Thursday, March 14, 2019
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (EDT)
Presenter: Stacie Bancroft, PhD, BCBA-D, LABA
Considerations in the selection and assessment of leisure activities
One priority in the education of children with developmental disabilities is teaching necessary skills to help promote a higher quality of life in adulthood. The transition from childhood education to adult services often includes a dramatic shift in resources, leaving many new adults with a significant increase in unstructured downtime. Helping children develop a leisure repertoire can alter how they spend their time in adulthood as well as provide increased reinforcer opportunities during childhood. Building a leisure repertoire includes more than just teaching activities. Additional steps are often necessary to increase preference, likelihood of engagement, independence in selection of options, proper stimulus control, variability, and social supports. As establishment of a strong leisure repertoire can benefit from focus across childhood, identification of targeted activities is an important initial step. In this webinar I will discuss how to select a well-balanced array of targeted leisure activities that will provide reinforcement opportunity across varied contexts. We will review examples of targeted activities and discuss pathways for increasing complexity and opportunities for contacting varied reinforcement. We will also review a brief version of the response restriction preference assessment (BRR). The BRR can be used evaluate likelihood of engagement with leisure activities during unstructured downtime and can highlight additional areas to target in developing leisure repertoires. I will review research on this assessment and discuss next steps for developing leisure repertoires.
2 CEs offered
NECC is an approved BACB® Type 2 CE Provider (1 credit per training hour).
Registration closes at 10:00 a.m. (EDT) on Thursday, March 14th.