Building Capacity: Teaching Community Service Providers to Implement Positive Behavior Support in a Family Setting

Filmed April 2013 – edited into 5 parts; total 65 minutes

This video reviews the results of a study that focused on the application of positive behaviour supports (PBS) with a deaf child who was also diagnosed with ASD and cerebral palsy. The content will focus on the basic elements of PBS, the generalization of assessment and intervention skills from a training to an intervention setting, and the impact of PBS on the target child and his family. The workshop will be relevant for anyone working with individuals with ASD who engage in problem behavior, regardless of their hearing status.

About the Presenter

Brenda Fossett is an inspired teacher who is widely admired for her ability to convey complex concepts to those who work with children and adults with diverse needs, whether they are educational professionals or parent. Dr. Fossett has been on faculty in the Applied Behavior Analysis – Autism Department at Capilano University since 2013. Prior to that she was Assistant Professor (Special Education) in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Alberta. She is also a certified teacher of the deaf, as well as being a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Dr. Fossett has extensive clinical experience providing behavioral/educational consultative services to children with ASD, deafness, and other developmental disabilities in home, school, and community settings. Her scholarly and clinical interests include: applied behavior analysis, the implementation of positive behavior support in home and school settings, and educational interventions for deaf children with developmental disabilities. For more information on Dr. Fossett see Capilano University ABA Diploma

Part 1: Background of the Research (10:54)

Part 2: Case Study Routines and Baseline (12:30)

Part 3: Videos of bath and computer routines & strategies applied (19:55)

Part 4: Videos of Dinner Routine and Strategies Applied (15:05)

Part 5: Summary of Results (6:36)