|Issues in Teaching Behavior Analysis: Developing Competencies and Resources|
|Wednesday, November 15, 2017|
|2:00 PM–2:50 PM|
|Studio AB, Niveau 2|
|Chair: Dag Stromberg (Autism Center for Young Children, Stockholm)|
|Simple Steps: An Innovative Multi-Media Teaching Tool|
|Domain: Service Delivery|
|Nichola Booth (Behavior Analysis), PEAT (PEAT), KAROLA DILLENBURGER (Queen's University Belfast)|
|Abstract: The demand for behaviour analytic support across the world can, at times, far exceed the number of BCBA's in a country. Simple Steps (www.simplestepsautism.com) is an innovative multi-media teaching tool to introduce parents, students, and professionals to the science of behaviour analysis in their own setting. The online platform encompasses the use of animation, real-life video, discussion of key topics and principles by eminent European Behaviour Analysts as well as a number of printable materials including teaching materials, glossary and supporting book. The resource is not to replace BCBA supervision but rather to augment understanding for those unable to access intensive clinical behaviour analytic support. Simple Steps, through European funding (www.stamppp.com ) is now available in nine European languages. This presentation will show delegates the animations for showing challenging behaviours and the flow of the product which could serve as an introductory teaching material for students. The impact of telemedicine utilising Simple Steps will also be discussed.|
|Staff Training and Supervision at a Habilitation Center for Children With Autism in Stockholm, Sweden|
|Domain: Service Delivery|
|DAG STROMBERG (Autism Center for Young Children, Stockholm)|
|Abstract: In order to develop and maintain professional competence at the workplace, it is important to have a systematic approach to staff training and supervision. Autism Center for Young Children (Autismcenter små barn) is a public-funded multidisciplinary habilitation center within the Stockholm County Council, Sweden, each year offering services to approximately 850 preschoolers diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Most of the interventions are based upon applied behavior analysis.
The center has developed an introductory program for new employees. This program is divided into three phases, consisting of theory and practice to a large extent including behavior analytic skills. Different learning formats are used, one of them being Behavioral Skills Training.
Additionally there is a system for internal supervision and training for all employees. Once per month there is a seminar for the whole group for discussing relevant topics. Group supervision is also offered monthly, with 8-10 supervisees per group. Individual supervision from the center’s three clinical supervisors is also offered.
This presentation describes how staff training and supervision at the Autism Center for Young Children is organized and also discusses potential benefits and challenges related to this model.|