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Blended Interventions: Parents and practitioners are tired of being required to choose a highly structured early behavioral intervention, e.g. “Lovaas” or a more loosely organized approach (e.g. “Pivotal Response Training”). Blended intervention combines structured and incidental naturalistic strategies to suit the needs of individual children based on an initial assessment. They are both based on behavior analytic principles, which have been extensively researched. In 2011 Travis Thompson and his colleagues published “Individualized Autism Intervention for Young Children: Blending Discrete Trial and Naturalistic Strategies”(Paul H. Brookes, Inc.) describing the approach and reporting findings from their application of these principles. This webinar describes intervention options and how to decide which children can benefit from which combination of approaches.
After attending this event participants should be able to:
- Define blended interventions and identify which combination of strategies are appropriate based on individual needs.
- Describe the research supporting the use of blended interventions
10:00 am: Introduction
10::05 am: Live webinar begins
11:45 am: Q & A session- submit questions via chat function
12:00 pm: Submit attendance codes, take post-test, and fill out confidential evaluation form
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Dr. Travis Thompson completed a doctorate in psychology with subspecialties in behavior analysis, neuroscience, child psychology and developmental disabilities. He has worked in medical settings as well as psychology departments and behavior analysis clinics most of
his career (at Univ of Minnesota, Vanderbilt Univ. and Univ of Kansas Medical Center). As a doctoral student, he completed most of the first year of medical school course work and later directed a psychopharmacology training program at the Univ of Minnesota. He co-directed a major multiple disability research program at Vanderbilt University dealing with genetic contributions to disabilities. He worked in the Pediatric Clinical Neuroscience Autism Clinic at the University of Minnesota and directed a private community based early behavioral intervention program in Minneapolis, MN. His expertise includes working with complex cases of multiply caused severe behavior challenges in autism and other developmental disabilities. He is a licensed psychologist in
Presenter Disclosure Statement
Dr. Thompson is author, co-author and/or editor of books that are mentioned during some of his presentations for ABAC. He receives royalties from the sale of the books. He also receives speaker fees for presenting for ABAC.
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