Association for Behavior Analysis International

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32nd Annual Convention; Atlanta, GA; 2006

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Workshop #W55
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
Creative Problem Solving Skill Acquisition and Behavior Reduction for Individuals with Autism in an ABA Center-Based Program
Friday, May 26, 2006
6:00 PM–9:00 PM
Area: AUT; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Judith L. Palazzo, M.Ed.
JUDITH L. PALAZZO (Connecticut Center for Child Development, Inc.), ELIZABETH CRANMER (Connecticut Center for Child Development, Inc.), APRIL G. GILMORE (Connecticut Center for Child Development, Inc.), AIMEE H. HARAY (University of North Texas), KRISTINE L. MARINO (Connecticut Center for Child Development, Inc.), STEPHANIE POCIUS (University of North Texas), TANIA A. VIDOSEVIC (University of North Texas)
Description: This workshop will illustrate the problem-solving model used at the Connecticut Center for Child Development and provide examples of creative problem solving strategies addressing issues for individuals with autism across different age groups. Specific problems will be presented along with the rationale for intervention, description of intervention, data collected on the intervention, summary of progress, and implications for the individual with autism. Participants will have opportunities to identify individual concerns and design potential interventions with assistance.
Learning Objectives: -Participants will learn the steps in an effective problem-solving model. -Participants will learn creative problem-solving strategies for skill acquisition objectives. -Participants will learn creative problem-solving strategies for behavior reduction objectives and tolerance of non-preferred situations. -Participants will identify individual problems and design potential solutions using the steps in the problem-solving process illustrated.
Activities: Discussion about steps in the problem-solving model. Data-based presentations of creative problem-solving strategies. Video clips of creative problem-solving strategies. Design of potential problem-solving strategies to address participants' individual concerns.
Audience: Teachers, Behavior Analysts, ABA Providers, Related Service Providers, parents
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate



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