2021-2022 CE webinars for BCBAs 

Evidence-based and best practices in autism treatment: Your mileage may vary

Presenter: Bill Ahearn, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LABA

Date and Time: Tuesday, January 18, 2022, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EDT

Abstract: Applied behavior analysis is acknowledged as an evidence-based approach to providing educational and clinical services to children with autism spectrum disorders; however, applied behavior analysis consists of individually tailoring interventions to meet the educational and clinical goals of each child. This individual tailoring is a complex task for a clinician but when a systematic approach that involves regular review of progress through data analysis is utilized, best practices may become apparent. This address will discuss the concepts of evidenced-based and best practice procedures and how they are defined. For example, Response Interruption and Redirection (RIRD) has been deemed an evidence-based practice as a focused intervention strategy by The National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorder. A variety of redirection strategies have been shown to be effective but teaching and promoting verbal and social behavior can also produce concomitant decreases in stereotypic behavior. The latter will be shown as a best practice. Then some systematic evaluations of teaching procedures conducted with persons with autism at the New England Center for Children will be described.

1 CE offered

Tools for Providing Culturally Responsive Supervision

Presenter: Allen Karsina, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LABA

Date and Time: Tuesday, February 15, 2022, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EDT

Abstract: As of January 1st, 2022, behavior analysts will be ethically obligated to provide supervisees and trainees with supervision that actively incorporates topics related to diversity (Standard 4.07 of the Ethics Code for Behavior Analysts, 2020). However, many behavior analysts have received little or no formal education or supervised experience in providing culturally responsive services themselves (Beaulieu et al., 2018). In this webinar, we will provide a brief overview of culturally responsive supervision and review several tools supervisors may use to provide culturally responsive supervision. Included in our review will be the Cultural Responsiveness Curriculum: Competency Assessment Checklist (Mathur & Rodriguez, in press), the Culturally-Adapted Response Evaluation Survey (C.A.R.E.S.; Garcia, 2018) and several other tools pulled from the behavior analytic literature.

1 CE offered

NECC is an approved BACB® Type 2 CE Provider (1 credit per training hour).

Please register below:

Continuing Education for BCBAs Registration 2021-2022

  • $0.00

The New England Center for Children is available to provide staff training onsite at your school or online in a virtual format!

Standard topics include:

Introduction to ABA and ASD
Reinforcement Procedures and Preference Assessments
Data Collection Strategies
Communicating Effectively with Families and Colleagues
Preventing and De-escalating Challenging Behavior
Classroom and School Support Strategies for Students with ASD
Bridging the Gap: The Student, Their Progress, and Everything In-Between
Strategies to Address Executive Functioning Challenges
Curriculum Modification and Instructional Differentiation

If you are interested in learning more about training please feel free to contact Erin Coulson at [email protected]

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