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Eighth Annual Autism Conference; Louisville, KY; 2014

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Workshop #W2
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
The Power of Peers to Influence Young Children's Social Competence
Friday, February 28, 2014
2:00 PM–5:00 PM
Grand Ballroom A-B (Suite Tower)
Area: AUT; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Phillip S. Strain, Ph.D.
PHILLIP S. STRAIN (University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center)
Phil Strain, Ph.D., is a professor of educational psychology at the University of Colorado Denver and director of the Positive Early Learning Experiences Center. He has written more than 300 professional papers in the early intervention field, has served on editorial boards of more than 20 professional journals, has been the principal investigator of grants totaling more than $50 million and has been recognized with distinguished career awards on three separate occasions. He authored the original grant that funded the development of the LEAP (Learning Experiences: An Alternative Program for Preschoolers and Parents) Preschool model for children with autism in 1980 and has continued to develop the model during the past 30 years. His primary research interests include intervention for young children with early onset conduct disorders, remediation of social behavior deficits in young children with autism, design and delivery of community-based, comprehensive early intervention for children with autism, and analysis of individual and systemic variables affecting the adoption and sustained use of evidence-based practices for children with severe behavior disorders.
Description: This workshop will focus on answering five key intervention questions specific to social skill instruction for young children: 1) Who are the most effective agents of intervention? 2) How does one prepare typically developing children to be intervention agents? 3) What are the pivotal skills for preschoolers? 4) How does one plan for an adequate amount of practice? and 5) What outcomes might be expected?
Learning Objectives: Forthcoming
Activities: Forthcoming.
Audience: Psychologists, behavior analysts, practitioners, graduate students, and anyone interested in learning more about the social skills of young children.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Basic
Keyword(s): intervention agents, Social competence



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