Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.


32nd Annual Convention; Atlanta, GA; 2006

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W76
CE Offered: None
Autism: How to Select an Effective Treatment and a Qualified Therapist
Saturday, May 27, 2006
8:00 AM–11:00 AM
Regency VI
Area: AUT; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Robert W. Montgomery, Ph.D.
ROBERT W. MONTGOMERY (Reinforcement Unlimited LLC), MEAGHAN TIMKO (Reinforcement Unlimited LLC), CHRISTINE R. MONTGOMERY (Reinforcement Unlimited LLC)
Description: This workshop is intended for parents of children with autism and other consumers. The focus is on what the research says works, who it works for, and what we know about the variables that impact effective treatment of autism. Additionally, the workshop will provide valuable guidelines for consumers of services on what to look for in a qualified therapist.
Learning Objectives: 1) Participants will be able to name three seminal articles supporting effective treatment for autism. 2) Participants will be able to identify the behaviors which best predict positive treatment outcome. 3) Participants will be able to determine if a therapist has the basic education and training to independently implement effective treatments for ASD children. 4) Participants will be able to access appropriate resouces to determine if new treatments are actually empirically supported by the peer-reviewed literature.
Activities: Didactic interaction, mock credentials review, deconstruction of a research article on ASD treatment, and questions and answer session.
Audience: Parents and others who have to make informed decisions regarding selection of effective treatments and qualified treatment providers for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Basic



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