Monday, September 24, 2018, 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Observational Learning Applications for Learners with an Autism Spectrum Disorder
Jacquelyn MacDonald, PhD, BCBA-D, LABA
Program Director, MS in Applied Behavior Analysis
Director, Autism Center at Regis College
The utility of teaching and assessing observational learning in the classroom setting is paramount for educational success in mainstream settings. This presentation will describe how to assess and teach observational learning in the classroom. Current research on the utility of observational learning in the classroom will be discussed. This presentation will provide an Extension of research on how observational learning can be used in the educational setting. Recommendations will be provided on how to maintain observational learning and to assess generality of observational learning across settings. Gaps in the literature will be addressed. This event is eligible for 2 CEUs.
*Note: registration will close Friday, 09/21/18. This event is free to all BCI Behavior Analysts.
Thursday, November 29, 2018, 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Ethical Issues in Behavioral Feeding
Melissa L. Olive, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA (CT & NY)
Executive Director, Applied Behavioral Strategies LLC
4:00 pm –6:00 pm
Many children with autism spectrum disorders develop food selectivity or what is also called “picky eating.” It is not uncommon for children to restrict their diets to one brand of chicken nuggets, to refuse to eat colored foods, or to consume only pureed foods. This training will focus on the ethical issues related to implementing behavioral feeding strategies. Participants will also learn what medical, behavioral, and related service assessments should be completed before starting feeding therapy. Participants will discuss the ethical issues related to the use of various techniques such as deprivation, physical prompting, and extinction. Time will be available for questions and answers throughout the event. This event is eligible for 2 CEUs.
*Note: registration will close Thursday, 11/22/18. This event is free to all BCI Behavior Analysts.