Behavior Analysts, Behavior Consultants, Speech-Language Pathologists, Behavior Interventionists, Early Childhood Educators and Parents
Children, ages 2-6 who are slower responders to intervention
About the Event
This workshop will focus on young children with autism (ages 2-6); in particular, those who are more severely impacted by their autism and who may be making slower progress. While interventions based on the science of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) have proven to be the most effective treatment options for autism and related disorders, not all children make the same developmental progress during treatment. However, all children can learn and it is vital that ABA programs be adapted to the needs of individual learners.
Topics covered will include:
setting up the initial intervention program
distinguishing between developmentally vs. functionally focused programming
engaging with learners who are difficult to motivate
general programming considerations for these special learners
About the Presenter
Richard Stock, Ph.D., BCBA-D is one of B.C.’s most respected Behavior Analysts. He is highly regarded both as a teacher and a collaborative member of inter-disciplinary intervention teams.
Dr. Stock has been on faculty in the ABA - Autism Department at Capilano University since 2009 and co-ordinator of the program since 2013. He has extensive clinical experience. Since 1999 he has provided behavioral/educational consultative services to children and youth with ASD and other developmental disabilities in home, school and community settings. His scholarly and clinical interests include: ABA, behavioural intervention, knowledge dissemination and inter-disciplinary collaboration, and the application of ABA to education and environmental sustainability.
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Simon Fraser University - Downtown Campus, Room 1900 - Fletcher Challenge Theatre Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings Vancouver, BC