This course is an introduction to the science of applied behavior analysis, intended to provide special education therapists and educators who are not experts in behavior, with background knowledge and practical strategies to use with the Special Needs population. Through this course, attendees will learn the functions of behavior and how to identify them, reinforcement strategies to increase desired behaviors from learners, prompting strategies for effective teaching and an introduction to the use of token economies and group contingencies.
Financial Disclosure: Other than being paid as an employee of EBS Healthcare, Yasmin has no other relevant financial relationships to disclose.
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Financial Disclosure: Other than being paid as an employee of EBS Healthcare, Alexandra has no other relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Non-Financial Disclosure: Alexandra has no other non-financial information to disclose.
- Identify and describe the functions of behaviors
- Explain the principles of reinforcement as well as effective strategies for reinforcement
- Describe how to identify and use effective prompts
- Explain how to use token economies and group contingencies
- 15 minutes: Introduction to applied behavior analysis
- 15 minutes: Learning the functions of behavior
- 15 minutes: Discuss the ABCs of behavior
- 15 minutes: Reinforcement; Premack principle, token economies
- 15 minutes: Learning how to use effective prompting strategies
- 30 minutes: Using group contingencies
- 15 minutes: Questions and answer