Strategies for Working with Young Children with Autism: Supporting Slower Responders

Friday, July 31st, 2015

Richard Stock, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Simon Fraser University - Downtown Campus

Strategies for Working with Young Children with Autism: Supporting Slower Responders

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Level Intermediate/Advanced
For Behavior Analysts, Behavior Consultants, Speech-Language Pathologists, Behavior Interventionists, Early Childhood Educators and Parents
Focus Children, ages 2-6 who are slower responders to intervention
Autism-specific? No

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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

RichardStock_Jan2015Richard 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.

Workshop Schedule

8:30 - 9:00 Check-in
9:00 - 10:15 Session 1
10:15 - 10:30 Break (light snacks will be served)
10:30 - 12:00 Session 2
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch (bring or buy your own)
1:00 - 2:15 Session 3
2:15 - 2:30 Afternoon break (light snacks will be served)
2:30 - 3:30 Session 4


Date Parents, Para-Pros & Students Professionals
Early Bird Rate ends June 22nd, 2015 $100 $150
Regular Rate ends July 20th, 2015 $150 $200
Late Rate begins July 21st, 2015 $200 $250


ACT’s live events are self-supporting through registration fees and sponsorship; we do not receive government funding. ACT fundraises to provide bursaries for low-income participants. We prioritize family members and autistic adults for bursaries which are given in the form of lower registration fees. ACT only provides bursaries prior to registration for those who want to join our online audience. Learn more about how to register using the ACT event bursary program. You are welcome to call or email ACT's office ( for more information. ACT provided over $11,000 in bursaries in 2019 and gratefully accepts donations to our bursary fund to allow us to provide a greater level of support. Donate to our bursary fund.

Autism Funding

Parents who receive Autism Funding may use 20% of the total for equipment, books, training and travel costs. ACT's live events are considered eligible expenses by the Autism Funding Branch. Please pay when you register; the Autism Funding Branch will reimburse parents after the event.
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