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.

30th Annual Convention; Boston, MA; 2004

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Workshop #W49
CE Offered: None
Using ABA Technology to Create an Inclusive Preschool Program for Children with Autism: The Partners in Learning Model
Friday, May 28, 2004
6:00 PM–9:00 PM
Fairfax B
Area: PRA; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Kathleen McCabe-Odri, Ph.D.
KATHLEEN MCCABE-ODRI (Advance, Inc.), LAURA KENNEALLY (Advance, Inc.), LORI A. LORENZETTI (Advance, Inc.), JUSTIN A. DIDOMENICO (Advance, Inc.), JENNIFER CORNELY (Partners in Learning), KIM M. GOERGEN (Partners in Learning), NICOLE M. SWANFELD (Partners in Learning)
Description: Including children with Autism Spectrum Disorders into preschool settings is a challenging but critical task, in order for them to learn from appropriate social models. Partners in Learning is a typical preschool, which employs ABA technology to successfully include children with autism into the program. This workshop illustrates the key components of a successful inclusive environment. Participants will be able to identify and apply these strategies for students with developmental disabilities in other typical preschool settings.
Learning Objectives: At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to: Relate the benefits of inclusion for young children with autism and other developmental disabilities. Use ABA technology in a typical preschool setting. Build clinical competencies in staff and parents. Use environmental design to meet IEP goals. Create and maintain home programs to ensure generalization of skills across settings.
Activities: Using lecture, video demonstrations, handouts and discussion, participants will learn the key components of a successful inclusive ABA preschool.
Audience: professionals who work with young children with autism including behavior analysts, teachers, administrators and parents.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate

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