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Friday, July 28, 2017
1 Full Day Workshop
10:00 am -4:00 pm
Brook Club Condominium
8100 Avenue L
Workshop presented by Thomas M. Caffrey, M.Ed BCBA (read bio)
Registration fee: FREE
Hosted by My Time Inc.
This one-day workshop will illustrate through extensive use of video how applying the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis to teaching Verbal Behavior (VB) can be effective in classroom settings for students with autism and other developmental disabilities.
Research has demonstrated that the application of these principles (motivation, stimulus control, reinforcement, extinction, etc.) to teaching language and other related (important) skills can lead to the development of functional communication skills, reduction in problem behavior, and an increase in social interactions.
At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Identify the core deficits identified by the DSM-5 that define the autism diagnosis
- Explain the benefits and steps involved in pairing teachers (teaching materials, and teaching environments) with positive reinforcement
- List the benefits and steps involved in conditioning new reinforcers for children with limited interests.
- List the benefits and steps involved in pairing peers with positive reinforcement for students who show little or no interest in others.
- Define Mand and explain why it should be a focal point of an intervention plan for many students with autism.
- Describe how utilizing research-based teaching procedures can minimize the occurrence of problem behavior and improve the effectiveness of instruction.
- Identify three reinforcement-based approaches that reduce problem behavior.