A behavioural model of intervention for young children with Down syndrome
This presentation will be held in english.
Summary: The descriptive literature on people with Down syndrome shows a behavioural phenotype characterized by both strengths and weaknesses. The science of applied behaviour analysis provides a starting point to integrate an understanding of behavioural phenotype with evidence-based interventions, an approach that may significantly improve learning and long-term outcomes. At this year’s conference, Nicole Neil will outline a behaviour-analytic model of the behavioural phenotype and applications of the model to intervention for learners with Down syndrome. We will consider behaviours that interfere with learning, pivotal skills, as well as the role of intervention intensity.