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

Workshop Details


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Workshop #W52
CE Offered: None
Working Effectively with Parents to Provide Quality ABA Services to Families of Children with Autism
Friday, May 28, 2004
6:00 PM–9:00 PM
Conference Room 2
Area: PRA; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Judith L. Palazzo, Psy.D.
JUDITH L. PALAZZO (Connecticut Center for Child Development, Inc.), ERICA ROEST (Connecticut Center for Child Development, Inc.)
Description: An important factor in establishing effective ABA home and center-based programs is creating a positive working relationships with parents. This workshop will address how to develop effective working relationships with parents and family members. Strategies applying the principles of applied behavior analysis for maximizing parent/staff communication and trust will be presented. A parent training model covering autism, applied behavior analysis, and teaching strategies for parents will be outlined and discussed. Additionally, strategies for getting and maintaining parental involvement will be examined.
Learning Objectives: At the completion of the workshop, participants will be able to: Motivate parents to participate in their child's ABA program. Set reasonable goals and objectives for parents' participation in their child's program. Promote positive and professional communication between parents and staff members. Help maintain parental involvement in their child's program over time.
Activities: Attendees will participate in didactic presentations, group discussions, and problem solving sessions. Results of a parent survey will be presented and discussed.
Audience: Behavior analysts, educational service providers, and parents interested in improving working relationships between parents and professionals in ABA programs for children with autism.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Basic

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