Association for Behavior Analysis International

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41st Annual Convention; San Antonio, TX; 2015

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Workshop #W50
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
Using Essential for Living to Teach Functional Skills to Learners With Moderate-to-Severe Disabilities, Including, but Not Limited to, Autism
Saturday, May 23, 2015
8:00 AM–11:00 AM
214A (CC)
Area: DDA/AUT; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Patrick E. McGreevy, Ph.D.
PATRICK E. MCGREEVY (Patrick McGreevy, Ph.D., P.A. and Associates)
Description: Dr. Patrick McGreevy will describe how to use Essential for Living to teach functional skills and manage problem behavior in children and adults with moderate-to-severe disabilities, including, but not limited to, autism.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, participants should be able to: (1) select functional, short-term objectives for learners with moderate-to-severe disabilities; (2) select a nonvocal, alternative method of speaking for learners with limited or no vocal-verbal skills; (3) track small increments of learner progress during acquisition, maintenance, and generalization; and (4) teach the Essential Eight Skills.
Activities: (1) Lecture by the presenter; (2) demonstrations by the presenter with participation from the audience; and (3) practice activities for the audience.
Audience: Teachers, behavior analysts, curriculum coordinators, and psychologists.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Basic
Keyword(s): essential skills, functional skills, life skills, living skills



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