Chaos to Cooperation: Establishing an Enjoyable and Productive Learning Environment in the Home

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from Monday, May 18, 2015
to Monday, May 18, 2015

Honolulu, HI

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Most parents would say that there are too many things to do and not enough hours in the day to do them.  For a parent of a child with autism, this struggle may be compounded by dealing with the effects of the disorder, harried therapy schedules, and the necessity to carry over instructional techniques into the home.  The latter is especially important since parental participation in implementing intervention strategies is considered essential to achieve generalization and maintenance of skills.  Creating a schedule that will allow for life in general as well as for opportunities to practice functional communication, socialization, and independence is a must.

The presenter will demonstrate through video how identifying robust reinforcers, carefully distributing a variety of activities throughout the day, and implementing research-based teaching procedures can help to establish and maintain an enjoyable and productive learning environment in the home.

At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the components of an effective schedule
  • Explain how positive reinforcers can be used as contingent privileges
  • Develop a dynamic individualized schedule
  • Identify teaching procedures that have been demonstrated to be effective in increasing cooperation and decreasing problem behavior