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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Upcoming Webinars

RECENT ADVANCES IN THE FUNCTIONAL ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT OF DESTRUCTIVE BEHAVIOR


January 18, 2018 | 01:00 PM – 04:00 PM EST


In this workshop, Dr. Fisher will show how Functional Analysis methods have increased our understanding of how environmental antecedents and consequences affect destructive behavior; facilitated the development of novel and effective treatments, and produced simpler and more efficient interventions.  Next, he will show how descriptive data can be used to develop alternative functional analyses for idiosyncratic functions of destructive behavior displayed by individuals with autism.  Finally, he will focus on recent research on establishing-operation manipulations that can be used to prevent extinction bursts when treatment is initiated; stimulus-control procedures that can be used to promote the rapid transfer of treatment effects to novel therapists, contexts, and caregivers; and the use of behavioral momentum theory to prevent resurgence of problem when caregivers do not implement treatment procedures with high procedural integrity.

TREATMENTS FOR YOUNG CHILDREN WITH AUTISM: CONTINGENCIES THAT IMPACT TREATMENT CHOICE AND OUTCOME

January 18, 2018 | 09:30 AM – 11:30 AM EST

($50) FIND MORE INFORMATION HERE. 


Deciding which treatment to provide to children with autism is among the most important decisions made by parents, clinicians, funders, and public policy makers. Multiple studies have now compared intensive behavior analytic intervention for young children with autism to the most widely available alternative:  eclectic treatment. Intensive, comprehensive behavior analytic treatment consistently produces better outcomes than the eclectic model on standardized measures of intellectual functioning, language, and adaptive skills, (e.g., Sparkman, Cohen, Green, & Stanislaw, 2005; Howard, Stanislaw, Green, Sparkman, & Cohen, 2014). However, the eclectic model is arguably the most widely utilized treatment approach.  Possible reasons as to why the eclectic model is widely utilized are discussed along with ways to address barriers to the adoption of effective treatment.