Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.


41st Annual Convention; San Antonio, TX; 2015

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Panel #387
PDS EVENT: A Select Guide to Parent Training
Monday, May 25, 2015
3:00 PM–3:50 PM
Grand Ballroom C2 (CC)
Area: AUT/EDC; Domain: Service Delivery
Chair: Joseph Hacker (McNeese State University)
ROBERT K. ROSS (Beacon ABA Services)
MARY JANE WEISS (Endicott College)
PATRICK E. MCGREEVY (Patrick McGreevy, Ph.D., P.A. and Associates)

Providing services for individuals with behavioral deficits can be complex, with many problem behaviors having been reinforced intermittently throughout their entire lives. Time has shown that these services have proven to be quite effective at dealing with those problem behaviors, increasing in their effectiveness the more time these individuals spend receiving them. Parent training is an integral, and often disregarded, part of the process. Most of the time these individuals receiving services will be around their families more than those giving the services; therefore, making sure everyone is on the same page is vital to the treatment of these behavioral deficits. When the parents of these individuals have been properly trained, they can bring many of the treatments their loved ones are receiving into their home life and the increased support and exposure to the treatment reinforces it effectiveness. This panel will discuss the benefits of parent training in addition to showing why it is a necessity to truly effective behavioral therapy: as well as, discuss ways in which parent training can be effectively conducted.

Keyword(s): ABA, autism, behavioral deficits, parent training



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