Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Workshops
Title: Why is my child not playing with me? – Using pairing to establish the clinician as a reinforcer
Clinicians often face clients with limited social skills, instructional control, eye contact and play skills. In order to teach such skills as well as communication, clinicians and teachers must be associated with positive reinforcement and “fun”, rather than always being associated with demands and effort. This workshop aims to link the concepts of pairing and motivation and using antecedent manipulations in order to improve the quality of therapy and prevent problem behaviors from occurring.
At the end of the workshop, attendees will be able to:
- Describe what is pairing
- Describe and implement how pairing can lead to and increase communication through requesting
- Describe and implement how pairing can help prevent problem behaviours
- Incorporate therapy goals into natural play through the use of pairing
- Identify and implement different strategies for antecedent manipulation during therapy sessions.
My Child Is Driving Me Crazy! – Using Behavioural Strategies to Prevent and Reduce Problem Behaviors
Many families complain of their child “being difficult”, “throwing tantrums” or “being moody”, and not knowing how to handle such situations. This is especially true for families with children with autism. This workshop aims to guide parents and professionals how to identify problem behaviours and their functions, as well as practice strategies to prevent and reduce problem behaviours. These strategies are not just limited towards children with autism but any child who has behaviour concerns whether at home, school, during therapy or in the community.
- Identify what are problem behaviours in daily life
- Identify the functions of behaviour
- Understand the difference between antecedents and consequences
- Understand and implement problem behaviour strategies based on functions of behaviour
- Implement strategies to prevent problem behaviours
- Understand what NOT to do when handling problem behaviours
- Identify the importance of consistency and generalization