Association for Behavior Analysis International

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32nd Annual Convention; Atlanta, GA; 2006

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Workshop #W84
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
Treatment Procedures and Staff Training in Intensive Behavioral Treatment: 49% Average Scores after Four Years
Saturday, May 27, 2006
8:00 AM–11:00 AM
Learning Center
Area: PRA; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Glen O. Sallows, Ph.D.
GLEN O. SALLOWS (Wisconsin Early Autism Project), TAMLYNN DIANNE GRAUPNER (Wisconsin Early Autism Project)
Description: This workshop will present methods used to carry out a successful replication of the UCLS Intensive Behavioral Treatment Project using current procedures. We will begin with a review of the progress during the four year effort for 35 children with autism, where 17 of 35 (49%), achieved scores in the average range in IQ, language, social, academic, and adaptive areas, and succeeded in regular classrooms with a regular curriculum. Several measures were used to assess the presence of residual symptoms, and these results will be described. We also developed outcome prediction models that were 91% accurate with this group. We will describe staff selection, training, supervision, and scheduling. We will demonstrate treatment procedures using video clips. A partial list includes behavioral teaching, incidental teaching, programs for building generative language, building social skills through interactive play and play dates, video modeling and role playing, increasing parental involvement, transition to school, use of shadows and psychiatric services.
Learning Objectives: 1. Participants will understand optimum staffing and staff training, supervision practices. 2. Participants will understand a wide range of current treatment procedures used to successfully treat young children with autism. 3. Participants will learn predictive variables useful in determining which children will do well in treatment. 4. Participants will learn the extent of residual symptoms in children who achieve average post-treatment scores, and strategies for treating them.
Activities: Presenters will use lecture, video clips, handouts, and demonstrations.
Audience: Providers and administrators of intensive behavioral treatment programs, clinicians and staff who work with children diagnosed with autism, and school professionals.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate



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