Association for Behavior Analysis International

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40th Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2014

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Workshop #W34
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
CANCELED: Teaching Parents How to Deal Effectively With Their Children's Behavioral Difficulties
Friday, May 23, 2014
4:00 PM–7:00 PM
W185d (McCormick Place Convention Center)
Area: CBM/PRA; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Amos E. Rolider, Ph.D.
AMOS E. ROLIDER (The Academic College of Kinneret, Israel)
Description: In this workshop, a consultation model that emphasizes teaching parents to rearrange significant context variables and to discover the antecedents and functions of their children's most burdensome behaviors will be presented. Parents subsequently learn to identify the function of their own responses to their children's inappropriate behaviors and are trained to select and apply simple and effective interventions based on the discovery of antecedents and maintaining consequences.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this workshop, the participant will be able to (1) identify behaviors and typical parental responses associated with the termination of a preferred activity or reinforcer, refusal or inability to provide a preferred activity or reinforcer, demand situations, transition from preferred activity to non-preferred activity, and elicited emotional outbursts; (2) describe the importance of preparing an established weekly schedule and set of expectations; (3) prepare children for antecedents in the form of difficult situations; (4) select an appropriate response based on the function of the inappropriate behavior; (5) select an appropriate motivational program based on DRO/DRA; and (6) practice using the model to deal with children's most common inappropriate behaviors, including bickering and refusal, tantrums and aggression, over-dependence, school-related problems, and other issues.
Activities: Forthcoming.
Audience: This workshop is appropriate for practitioners, including BACB certificants and licensed psychologists, who work with or are interested in working with parents of children who exhibit a variety of behavioral issues; parents; and educators.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Basic



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