New Year is Now
This presentation will be held in English.
Educating children with autism is a team game. The goals: improved learning and independence now leading to optimal quality of life in the future. The clock is running and everyone involved—teachers, behavior analysts, family members, and especially the child—has limited resources to contribute. The most pragmatic and ethical way forward requires targeting only those learning outcomes most likely to yield optimal benefit to the child. This presentation will explore the meaning of meaningful behavior change and suggest actions behavior analysts, educators, and parents can take to ensure their hard work translates into higher quality of life for the children they serve.
Duration – 90 minutes
Target Audience – behavior analysts, students and prospective students of behavior analysis, teachers, researchers, and other professionals whose practice is informed by behavior analysis, parents and family members of children with autism and other developmental disabilities
- Describe a method with which behavior analysts, educators, and parents can select and prioritize behavior change targets that recognize demands and opportunities in a child’s current and future environments.
- Name and give an example of three actions behavior analysts and educators can take to promote maximum independence and future quality of life for learners with autism.
- Name and give an example of three actions parents can take to promote maximum independence and future quality of life for their children with autism.