NEW!! Dr. Sarah E. Bloom Presents: Function-Based Interventions – 8/7/18

Presented by:  Dr. Sarah Bloom’s 5th ABACLive Webinar and her first new event as ABAC Resident Speaker”
Date: Tuesday August 7,  2018  Time: 10:00 am- 1:00 pm eastern
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Knowing what the function of problem behavior is can make intervention more effective and efficient, but only if you know what to do with that information. This webinar is designed to help you get from function to effective intervention. An approach to evaluating the context in which intervention will be conducted will be described. A variety of useful reinforcement-based and function-specific interventions will be described. Common treatment challenges will be discussed and adaptations to address those challenges will be described. The webinar will also include considerations for how to ensure that interventions are contextually fit, culturally relevant, person-centered, and socially valid. Strategies for avoiding punishment-based approaches as well as conditions under which punishment may be considered will be presented. Participants should have some experience with functional analysis and reinforcement-based approaches to treatment and an at least an intermediate knowledge level to receive maximum benefit from the workshop.



Learning Objectives:

Participants will be able to identify several reinforcement-based interventions and will be able to match their variations to the function of problem behavior.

Participants will be able to discuss strategies to improve interventions effectiveness and social validity.

Participants will be able to address common treatment challenges.

Participants will be able to consider the conditions under which punishment may be appropriate and how to best avoid its use.




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10:00 am: Introduction

10:05 am: Presentation begins

11:30 am: 10 minute break

11:40 am: First Q&A Session- submit questions via chat

11:50 am: Presentation resumes

12:45 pm: Q&A submit questions for chat

1:00 pm: Posttest, Evaluation and submit attendance codes



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Sarah E. Bloom, Ph.D., BCBA-D earned her Masters and PhD with Dr. Brian Iwata at the University of Florida in 2008. She is an Associate Professor in the Applied Behavior Analysis program in the Department of Child and Family Studies at the University of South Florida (USF) and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (Doctoral). She supervises a research lab of Master’s and Doctoral students. Her current courses include: Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis, Ethics for Behavior Analysts, Conceptual Foundations of Behavior Analysis, and Functional Analysis and Function-Based Approaches to Intervention. Prior to this position, she was a faculty member at Utah State University. She is a former President of the Utah Association for Behavior Analysis and is on the editorial board for the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. She is a guest reviewer at Behavior Analysis in Practice, Behavioral Interventions, The Behavior Analyst, Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Research in Developmental Disabilities, Journal of Behavioral Education, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, Education and Treatment of Children, and Journal of Early Intervention. She has over 20 articles published or in press in peer-reviewed journals, including articles on cultural and linguistic diversity in behavior analysis.  Her current research interests include assessment and treatment of problem behavior and improving access to behavior analysis for culturally and linguistically diverse populations.


Presenter Disclosure Statement

Dr. Bloom does not receive royalties for materials or programs mentioned in this event. Dr. Bloom receives speaker fees for presenting for ABAC.




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