2019-2020 CE Webinar Series
Meals Without Tears: Assessing and Treating Food Selectivity in Children with Autism
Presenter: Juliana Marcus, MS, BCBA, LABA
Date: Friday, February 7, 2020
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. EDT
Do you work with children with autism who are picky eaters? Do they exhibit inappropriate or even dangerous behaviors at mealtimes, particularly when presented with non-preferred foods? If you are interested in treating food selectivity while maintaining low rates of problem behavior, then this webinar is for you! Food selectivity can have negative medical and social implications for a child and their family (Piazza, 2008). Between 67 and 89% of individuals with developmental disabilities have feeding problems (Silbaugh et al., 2016). In this interactive webinar, we will discuss a caregiver-informed, skill-based assessment and treatment process modeled after the interview informed synthesized contingency analysis (Hanley et al., 2014).
*This webinar offers 1 Type 2 CE.
Assessment and Treatment of Negatively Reinforced Behavior
Presenter: Eileen M. Roscoe, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LABA
Date: Thursday, March 12, 2020
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EDT
This four-paper symposium will focus on the assessment and treatment of negatively reinforced behavior. Holly Wiggins will present an evaluation of an indirect assessment for identifying tasks for a functional analysis. The indirect assessment yielded high reliability and tasks identified as highly aversive corresponded with functional analysis outcomes for five participants. Next, two papers on differential reinforcement without extinction will be reviewed. Eileen Roscoe will review a treatment analysis of behavior maintained by escape from medical procedures. Differential reinforcement in combination with stimulus fading was effective for three participants, and differential reinforcement alone was effective for one participant. Jacqueline Rogalski will present a treatment evaluation of differential magnitudes of escape provided contingent on compliance relative to problem behavior for three participants with escape-maintained behavior. Large differential escape magnitudes were effective for all participants; equal and moderate differential escape magnitudes were ineffective. For the last presentation, Jacqueline Rogalski will review existing literature on negatively reinforced caregiver behavior in the form of escape from problem behavior and suggests potential treatment options. Implications for the assessment and treatment of negatively reinforced behavior will be discussed.
*This webinar offers 2 BACB Learning CEs.