Behavior Strategies to Use Tomorrow – OT

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AOTA Course Number: DLAOTA096
Course Credits: 0.2 AOTA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area)

This course is an introduction to the science of applied behavior analysis, intended to provide special education therapists and educators who are not experts in behavior, with background knowledge and practical strategies to use with the Special Needs population. Through this course, attendees will learn the functions of behavior and how to identify them, reinforcement strategies to increase desired behaviors from learners, prompting strategies for effective teaching and an introduction to the use of token economies and group contingencies.

Instructor Information

Yasmin Luque
Yasmin Luque, M.A., CCC-SLP, BCBA, has been working in the field of special education, and with children with special needs in homes, schools, and clinics since 2002. Initially as a behavior therapist, and as an SLP since 2012. She obtained her BCBA in 2016. She is currently employed with EBS and is enjoying the best of both worlds, working as an SLP and providing cross-training with her BCBA.

Financial Disclosure: Other than being paid as an employee of EBS Healthcare, Yasmin has no other relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Non-Financial Disclosure: Yasmin has no other non-financial information to disclose.

Julie Kornbluth
Alexandra Kopack, MA, BCAB has a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology and is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst {BCBA). She has worked in the field with children with autism and developmental disabilities for four years in home, school and clinic settings. Currently she is working with EBS Healthcare creating training programs and aiding in expanding their ABA programs on the West Coast.

Financial Disclosure: Other than being paid as an employee of EBS Healthcare, Alexandra has no other relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Non-Financial Disclosure: Alexandra has no other non-financial information to disclose.

 

Learner Objectives

  1. Identify and describe the functions of behaviors
  2. Explain the principles of reinforcement as well as effective strategies for reinforcement
  3. Describe how to identify and use effective prompts
  4. Explain how to use token economies and group contingencies

Agenda

  • 15 minutes: Introduction to applied behavior analysis
  • 15 minutes: Learning the functions of behavior
  • 15 minutes: Discuss the ABCs of behavior
  • 15 minutes: Reinforcement; Premack principle, token economies
  • 15 minutes: Learning how to use effective prompting strategies
  • 30 minutes: Using group contingencies
  • 15 minutes: Questions and answer