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43rd Annual Convention; Denver, CO; 2017

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Workshop #W65
CANCELED: An Interactive Visual Schedule: Establishing Social Initiation and Flexible Play
Friday, May 26, 2017
4:00 PM–7:00 PM
Hyatt Regency
Area: AUT; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Paulo Guilhardi, Ph.D.
ASHLEY DOUGLAS (Beacon ABA Services Inc.), JENNIFER SMITH (Beacon ABA Services Inc.), PAULO GUILHARDI (Beacon ABA Services Inc.)
Description: Deficits in social initiation and appropriate play are defining characteristics of an Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis. Traditional play schedules have focused on increasing appropriate play by linking task completion activities together using visual supports. These play activity schedules, while effective at promoting appropriate play, do not teach the child to request others to play with him or involve the child in the social routines happening in his environment. The current workshop will focus on a new approach to the traditional visual play schedule that requires the child to: request a partner to play with him, engage in a variety of play activities both independent and social in nature, and demonstrate flexibility in his ability to follow the schedule given a variety of activities based on those that are available in his current environment and listed in varied orders. This protocol is taught using a combination of video modeling and graduated guidance.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to: (1) describe the deficits in children with ASD to rationalize a need for teaching visually; (2) customize an interactive visual schedule program for their client's level and needs; (3) implement the steps of the interactive visual schedule protocol using faded video modeling and graduated guidance; (4) identify the steps of the protocol as they are being performed and collect accurate data on client performance.
Activities: Workshop objectives will be met through a combination of lecture, small group instruction, guided practice, and video observation.
Audience: Certified behavior analysts, graduate students, ABA practitioners
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Keyword(s): flexible routines, social initiations, video modeling, visual schedule



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