Presented by: David Celiberti, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Date: Thursday, October 25, 2012
Time: 10:45am – 12:00pm
- Become aware of applied behavior analysis and autism treatment
- To provide a wide array of applications and procedures to enhance complex skills of individuals with autism.
- To assess the progressive arc of autism treatment.
- Identify the enduring fundamentals of applied behavior analysis
Outline of Presentation:
There are literally hundreds of interventions for autism, although the vast majority of these lack any scientific support. Unfortunately, approaches that are not grounded in science prevail in many public schools, fringe treatments are afforded widespread media coverage, and the internet is filled with misinformation and unsubstantiated claims. Science and scientific methods are not only relevant to discussions surrounding autism treatment but should serve as the foundation upon which treatments should be chosen, implemented, and evaluated. This presentation will provide a step-by-step approach to understanding not only what it means for an intervention to be science-based but which of the currently available treatments enjoy existing scientific support. Important considerations for choosing and implementing interventions will be highlighted, along with strategies for evaluating outcomes.