Association for Behavior Analysis International

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45th Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2019

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Panel #318
CE Offered: BACB
Engineering the Contingency Fields for Developing Early Attending, Joint Attending and Social Referencing Repertoires
Sunday, May 26, 2019
4:00 PM–4:50 PM
Swissôtel, Event Center Second Floor, Montreux 1-3
Area: DEV/AUT; Domain: Translational
CE Instructor: Richard E. Laitinen, Ph.D.
Chair: Richard E. Laitinen (Personalized Accelerated Learning Systems (PALS))
PER HOLTH (OsloMet -- Oslo Metropolitan University)
MARTHA PELAEZ (Florida International University)
RICHARD E. LAITINEN (Personalized Accelerated Learning Systems (PALS))

This discussion cover both conceptual issues that drive the formulation and analysis of attending, joint attending and social referencing repertoires and provide video demonstrations of behavioral operations that work to establish such repertoires in individuals in which they are weak or missing. The primary focus of the discussion is to provide practitioners with current intervention tools and approaches to effect exponential change and growth in clients.

Instruction Level: Intermediate
Target Audience:

BCBAs and clinical practitioners providing services to young children with autism and ASD

Learning Objectives: 1. To provide a conceptual model for analyzing and planning intervention programming to address deficits in attending, joint attending and social referencing repertoires and behavioral cusps. 2. To provide explicit examples of effective interventions to address each area of deficit performance. 3. To provide a model of program management that effects the establishment and extension of propaedeutic behavior cusps.



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