Association for Behavior Analysis International

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34th Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2008

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W1
CE Offered: BACB
Toilet Training Children with Autism: Case Studies and Procedures.
Friday, May 23, 2008
10:00 AM–1:00 PM
Area: AUT; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Leigh Karole Grannan, M.S.
LEIGH KAROLE GRANNAN (Scarab Behavioral Health Services, LLC), MELANIE ALLISON ROSE (Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders)
Description: Various toilet training interventions have been identified and discussed in the literature. This workshop will present an overview of toilet training procedures used with children with disabilities. Common elements of effective programs will be discussed. The Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale is a comprehensive applied behavior analysis regional center for children with autism, their families, and service providers. Consistent with findings in the literature, needs assessments have identified toilet training to be a parent need and priority for children receiving autism intervention services through the Center. Case studies of family consultations, including video footage of parent implementation of interventions, will be presented.
Learning Objectives: 1. Identify effective toilet training interventions 2. Recognize toileting readiness skills. 3. Arrange an environment to promote toileting success. 4. Pin point barriers to implementing a successful toilet training program.
Activities: Case study film footage will be reviewed and effective toilet training procedures will be discussed.
Audience: Professionals and parents interested in toilet training children with autism.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate



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