Association for Behavior Analysis International

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36th Annual Convention; San Antonio, TX; 2010

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Workshop #W64
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
Promoting Appropriate Independent and Interactive Play Skills for Children With Autism via Activity Schedules
Saturday, May 29, 2010
8:00 AM–11:00 AM
Bonham B (Grand Hyatt)
Area: AUT/EDC; Domain: Applied Behavior Analysis
CE Instructor: Frank Cicero, Ph.D.
KRISTEN KELLEY (Utah State University), KATIE SNYDER (Utah State University), THOMAS S. HIGBEE (Utah State University)
Description: Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) frequently have behavioral deficits and excess in the area of appropriate play skills, often isolating themselves and engaging in repetitive, atypical play actions and stereotypy. Researchers have demonstrated that using independent and joint activity schedules (photographic sequences of leisure activities) can increase a child's ability to complete leisure tasks and engage in appropriate social interactions and play with adults and peers. In this workshop, recent research involving activity schedules will be presented and discussed. Participants will learn the skills necessary to assess, develop, implement, monitor, and problem solve the use of activity schedules for individuals with ASD by creating a mock, individualized activity schedule for a variety of student profiles. Information presented in this workshop is at the intermediate level and is appropriate for teachers, parents, and other professionals working with individuals with ASD or other disabilities resulting in deficits in play and leisure skills.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, the participant will be able to do the following: 1. choose appropriate activities based the needs and current skill level of the individual, 2. successfully prompt the individual to increase independence using a prompting hierarchy, 3. collect data and incorporate scripts to promote spontaneous language.
Activities: The workshop will include prompting activities, a data collection activity, and application scenarios.
Audience: Teachers, practitioners, clinical directors, graduate students, and BCBA's.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Basic



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