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The grandfathers of Behavior Analysis provided us with incredible tools to understand and remediate incompatible behavior. The application of the science of behavior continues to develop, and there is an important intersection of it with communication. What have we learned and how is it informing our current methods in education?
15th Biennial Conference of International Association of Special Education; Perth, Australia
Traditional approaches to problematic behavior may temporarily reduce actions that are not conducive to the environment, but how do they prepare individuals to act as independent, productive citizens of the world? There is a growing need to broaden the traditional treatment approach of behavior analysis to be more inclusive of strengths, differences and creative solutions. It is then that students receive the tools and methods for ‘BEing,” which transfers across environments and conditions.
Association of University Centers on Disabilities; Washington, DC
Autism Parenting Magazine; Issue 53
There is a science that examines the relationship between individuals’ behavior and the elements of the environment. Once understood and put into practice, solutions are greater than problems and learning takes precedence over behavior. Invest in proactive supports at the beginning of the school year and reduce additional challenges and costs later. Equip your staff with the tools for understanding behavior before they become overwhelmed by it, and set your students up for success!
DC Special Education Cooperative; Washington, DC
This session is designed to train educators and family members to develop individualized Community Integration Plans (CIPs) as a means to systematically teach students on the autism spectrum to fully participate in a wide range of community-based experiences. The Community Integration Model offers a unique, data-driven approach to analyzing which skills need to be applied, or learned, to specific contexts within the community, empowering individuals to productively and confidently integrate into their local society. Furthermore, it will identify gap skills that need to be addressed, which could steer the next stages of the individuals' education.
Annual Autism Society Conference; Denver, Colorado
Family members of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder are the most powerful people in their lives. The present paper will empower family members to facilitate positive change in their children affected with the disorder by providing them practical strategies and techniques across three core areas: Behavior, Communication, and Play Skills. Since it is within these three domains that both functional and learning experiences occur, families need to become equipped with result-oriented approaches that they can use on a daily basis.
Inaugural event, Autism Society of West Africa; Accra, Ghana