Association for Behavior Analysis International

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44th Annual Convention; San Diego, CA; 2018

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Workshop #W41
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
Part 1: Early Start Denver Model Introductory Workshop
Friday, May 25, 2018
8:00 AM–3:00 PM
Manchester Grand Hyatt, Coronado Ballroom AB
Area: AUT/PRA; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Lauren Elder, Ph.D.
LAUREN ELDER (Ascent Psychological Services), MELISSA MELLO (UC Davis MIND Institute)
Description: Learn about the theoretical and empirical framework, curriculum and teaching principles of the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM), a developmental, behavioral and relationship-based intervention program for infants and toddlers with Autism Spectrum Disorder ages 12-48 months. Topics include: Administering and completing a developmental assessment of children's skill levels;Developing individualized, developmentally appropriate teaching objectives;Implementing the ESDM teaching practices and fidelity system to evaluate technique use;Maintaining data management and addressing poor or limited child progress, when needed. Please note this is a two-part workshop and registrants must attend both workshops.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to: (1) Learn to administer and score the ESDM curriculum assessment and select developmentally appropriate learning goals; (2) Learn to identify the key components of the ESDM intervention including teaching strategies; (3) Describe the empirical research support for ESDM 4; (4) Implement a decision tree to address lack of treatment progress as needed.
Activities: Instructional strategies will include lecture, discussion, small group activities, and video examples.
Audience: Master's level clinicians with experience with young children with autism.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Keyword(s): early intervention, ESDM, toddler intervention



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