Key elements in this chapter include an in depth presentation of the fundamental components of a behavior intervention plan. These components are considered to be proactive because they are designed for implementation on the antecedent side of behavior. Discriminative stimuli and stimulus control are illustrated along with a variety of antecedent intervention procedures and strategies that are offered with corresponding video vignette examples. A review of setting events and motivational operations sets the stage for these intervention procedures. Procedures are delineated by the function of behavior, i.e., escape, attention, obtaining tangibles and those reinforced automatically. Further, the strategies and procedures associated with desensitization, social stories, demand fading, pairing, effective teaching procedures, and programs teaching wait and transition are highlighted.
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Key elements in this chapter begin with a review of the components of behavior intervention plans and the functions of behavior. An in depth discussion of consequence interventions is presented including the uses of extinction and the variables that impact potential effectiveness. Procedures related to consequence interventions are delineated by the function of behavior, i.e., escape, attention, obtaining tangibles and those reinforced automatically. Three types of differential reinforcement are included along with examples of extinction procedures. Punishment and the possible associated unwanted side effects are incorporated with a detailed review of different types of positive and negative punishment.
This chapter reviews the diagnosis, characteristics and history of Asperger’s Syndrome as well as available treatment options and various accommodations. This chapter also includes an in depth look at the impact of Asperger’s Syndrome on individuals with regard to their educational, social, family, and professional lives. Last, this chapter covers considerations for individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome in adulthood.
This introductory chapter provides an overview of the prevalence rates and diagnostic criteria for pervasive developmental disorders as defined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) current edition. An emphasis is placed on autistic disorder and Asperger’s Syndrome. A chronological history of major contributors to the field of autism is reviewed. Multiple characteristics of autism are delineated and illustrated along with the early signs of autism. Next, various available treatments are provided with a caution regarding their proven effectiveness according to evidence-based research. Last, an overview of the National Standards Project completed by the National Autism Center is described.
Key elements in this chapter include the story of Levi who demonstrated multiple episodes of severe challenging behavior including self-injury with the potential to cause permanent damage. Also included are discussions of behavioral laws, the definition of behavior, and an introduction to the work of Dr. B.F. Skinner and applied behavior analysis. Key elements in this chapter also include the presentation of basic terminology and concepts derived from the science of applied behavior analysis. Video vignettes provide illustrations of terminology and examples of concepts in real life every day situations and environments.
Key elements in this chapter include an overview of the variables that impact reinforcer effectiveness. A mnemonic device acronym (DISC) is incorporated to aid in retention of the illustrated variables of reinforcement. This chapter also includes an introduction to various schedules of reinforcement and provides a more in depth explanation of positive and negative punishment. Examples of the concepts of extinction and extinction bursts are offered along with examples of response cost and time out procedures.
Key elements in this chapter include an introduction to various teaching procedures. The importance of making these teaching procedures most effective through the use of differential reinforcement is reiterated from the previous training series. The benefits of using task analyses, various modeling techniques, and shaping and chaining procedures are presented through multiple examples. Also highlighted are techniques for useful prompting and prompt fading to prevent dependency. Last, discrimination training is included to insure that the behavior is learned within its appropriate context.
Looking for ways to improve staff performance and client outcomes? Are you asking yourself, "Why aren’t my teachers (therapists) producing desired client results?"
In this webinar Guy Bruce Ed. D., BCBA-D discusses:
1) How can you tell whether your staff are producing desired client results?
2) What types of staff performance are necessary to produce desired client results?
3) How can you tell whether your staff are implementing procedures correctly?
4) What are the three types of staff performance problems?
5) How can you tell which type you need to address?
6) How can you identify the causes of each type?
Nancy Nowell, as certified Sexual Educator discusses aspects of puberty, teenage relationships, dating, middle and high school drama, crushes and more. She explains how best to approach common situations, and how to protect young adults on the spectrum. Learn the ways in which relationships and sexuality are different for adolescents and young adults who are on the autism spectrum.
This training provides the participants an overview of the research on self-management, the effectiveness of self-management interventions as well as the advantages of using self-management strategies. The webinar will review the components of a self-management program, how to design a successful self-management program and the prerequisites for the use of a self-management program. Examples of self-management programs will be demonstrated to the participants.