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Seventh Annual Autism Conference; Portland, OR; 2013

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Workshop #W1
CE Offered: PSY/BACB/OSLPA
Easy, Breezy Parent Training: Procedures That Are Evidence-based, Effective, and Motivating for Parents
Friday, January 25, 2013
9:00 AM–12:00 PM
Salon E-I
Area: AUT; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Marjorie H. Charlop, Ph.D.
MARJORIE H. CHARLOP (Claremont McKenna College)
Marjorie H. Charlop, Ph.D. has dedicated her life’s work to helping children with autism and their families.  She is a professor of psychology at Claremont McKenna College and director of The Claremont Autism Center, her renowned research and treatment center for children with autism and their families. As a licensed psychologist, she also maintains a private practice and consultation services. Dr. Charlop has given hundreds of professional conference presentations and publications in the field of autism and has presented workshops and lectures around the globe. Her book, “How to Treat the Child with Autism,” has been translated into Spanish and Chinese. Recently, her book, “How to Use Incidental Teaching with Autistic Spectrum Disorders,” was released. Dr. Charlop’s clinical skills focus on treatment of communication, motivation, social skills, and behavior problems for Autistic Spectrum Disorders and related disabilities. Within an Applied Behavioral Analytical perspective, she uses Naturalistic Teaching Strategies, which includes PRT, to improve the generalization and maintenance of treatment gains. Parent Collaboration and Education is among her primary areas of practice. 
Description: The most important people during the course of the lifetime of a child with autism are the parents. However, parent training can be grueling in the midst of everyday life, with work and family. Adding a child with autism to the mix can put parents over the top. Parent training will only be effective if all is considered. Additionally, parents need to have procedures that fit into their daily lives that are easy to implement, fun to do, and effect change fairly quickly. This workshop presents a family collaborative approach to parent training that takes into account family variables when designing parent-training programs. Easy to implement procedures that have empirical evidence will be presented which include Incidental Teaching, Natural Language Paradigm (NLP), Multiple Incidental Teaching Sessions (MITS), Time Delay, and Behavior Management for Home. Procedures presented in this workshop have adaptions to multiple age levels, varying functioning levels, and a variety of behaviors. Importantly, this workshop will include easy ways for parents to learn how to collect data on all services they are receiving to determine which programs are really working for their child. These kinds of skills will take the parents throughout the years their child will be receiving services.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the event, the participant will be able to: 1. Know how to collaborate with parents to create a parent training program. 2. Use Incidental Teaching protocols as a procedure for parents to use.

3. Use the Natural Language Paradigm as a procedure for parents to use.

Activities: Workshop activities to be determined
Audience: Certified behavior analysts and licensed psychologists
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Keyword(s): Autism, Parents

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