Association for Behavior Analysis International

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11th Annual Autism Conference; San Juan, Puerto Rico; 2017

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Workshop #W2
Effective School Consultation: Getting in the Door, Staying in, and Making a Difference
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
2:00 PM–4:50 PM
Miramar Ballroom
Area: AUT; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Cynthia M. Anderson, Ph.D.
CYNTHIA M. ANDERSON (The May Institute; The National Autism Center)
Cynthia M. Anderson earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Child Psychology from West Virginia University, and is the Senior Vice President of Applied Behavior Analysis and Director of the National Autism Center at the May Institute. In addition to her service to ABAI on the SIGs Board and Program Committee, she is Representative at Large for APA Division 25 and associate editor for the Journal of Behavioral Education.
Description: Behavior analysts supporting children and adolescents are often asked by parents or other care providers to provide support in public schools. Although behavior analysts have much to offer education, it can be difficult to build a collaborative and effective working relationship with teachers and other educational professionals. In this workshop, we will delineate proven strategies for initiating a consultation relationship and building a collaborative working relationship. Attendees will build skills in developing and using two collaborative models, one for supporting a specific student and the second for building classroom and/or school-wide capacity in supporting students with autism spectrum disorder.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to: (1) Provide examples of effective strategies to develop and build collaborative relationships with school districts; (2) Identify traps that can harm consultative relationships; (3) Describe key features of effective consulting relationships for individual students; (4) List benefits of school- and district-wide systems-level consultation for supporting students with autism spectrum disorder; (5) Identify key features necessary for school- and district-level capacity in behavior supports.
Activities: Workshop activities will include didactic instruction, small group breakout, and role plays.
Audience: Certified behavior analysts, licensed psychologists, graduate students.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Basic
Keyword(s): education, school support



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