Association for Behavior Analysis International

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43rd Annual Convention; Denver, CO; 2017

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W49
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
Successful Inclusion Practices for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder
Friday, May 26, 2017
8:00 AM–3:00 PM
Hyatt Regency, Mineral Hall D
Area: AUT/EDC; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Sonja R. de Boer, Ph.D.
SONJA R. DE BOER (Woodbury Autism Education and Research)
Description: While, more and more children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are being included in the general education classroom, there is little evidence of a concerted effort being made to provide the training that is necessary to ensure the success of all students and to ease the stress of the inclusion process. Many children with ASD are not reaching the level of success to which they are capable, due to the lack of preparation and ongoing coaching of the professionals responsible for their education. This presenter/author will discuss the key components contributing to the success of inclusion of children with ASD and the instructional and behavioral methods which must be considered and utilized with children with ASD within the general education environment. This training is taken from this presenters book Successful Inclusion for Students with Autism: Creating a Complete, Effective ASD Inclusion Program. The strategies provided are to be utilized prior to, during and after placing a child with autism into the general education classroom. All strategies and techniques are ABA-based and include many checklists, data sheets, forms and special handouts to use immediately upon return to your school.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to: (1)describe the key components contributing to the success of an inclusion program;(2) utilize specific forms and checklists to ensure appropriate implementation of specific inclusion program components and implementation of strategies;(3) utilize specific data collection and evaluation methods for analyzing a student's progress and the effectiveness of instructional and behavioral methods being utilized with the student;(4) utilize a specific annual evaluation tool to analyze the effectiveness of an inclusion program.
Activities: Each participant will receive a booklet of checklists, forms, data collection sheets, and specific handouts to use throughout the inclusion process. The workshop format is centered around the use of these tools to guide professionals through the inclusion process, thus workshop objectives will be met through lecture, discussion, guided practice with forms, checklists and data collection tools through video observation, as well as video demonstrations of specific strategies.
Audience: Educational Professionals (Inclusion Facilitators, Behavior Specialists, Special Education Teachers) and Behavior Analysts (BCaBA, BCBA) working with students with autism in both special education and general education school environments.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate



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