Association for Behavior Analysis International

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44th Annual Convention; San Diego, CA; 2018

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W36
CE Offered: BACB
Our "Concrete" Children With Autism or Other Developmental Disabilities: Are We Teaching Them What Will Matter in Their Adult Lives?
Friday, May 25, 2018
8:00 AM–11:00 AM
Marriott Marquis, San Diego Ballroom A
Area: AUT/DDA; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Patrick E. McGreevy, Ph.D.
PATRICK E. MCGREEVY (Patrick McGreevy, Ph.D., P.A. and Associates), TROY FRY (Patrick McGreevy, Ph.D., P.A., and Associates)
Description: This workshop will describe children who can be respectfully described as 'concrete' (rather than children with autism or developmental disabilities) and the value of functional, life skills, as opposed to developmental skills, for these children.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to: (1) describe the behavioral repertoires and skill deficits of "concrete children;" (2) describe examples of functional life skills; (3) describe why and how functional life skills are essential for "concrete" children.
Activities: This workshop will include lecture and discussion with participants so that learning objectives can be achieved for each participant.
Audience: The audience will be BCBAs who provide services to children with autism or other developmental disabilities
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Basic



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