Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention: What Providers Need to Know
Presented by: Tristram Smith, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Date: Thursday, 1/18/2018 Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm eastern Recording Information:ABACAccess5
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Thirty years after Ivar Lovaas’s seminal article on early intensive behavioral intervention (EIBI), this intervention continues to be an active focus of research. Recent studies provide important information about whether EIBI programs in community settings are effective, how much EIBI services children should receive, what age is appropriate for beginning EIBI, what predicts whether a child will respond favorably in EIBI, and what the “active ingredients” of EIBI might be. Ongoing studies compare Lovaas’s EIBI model to alternative intervention approaches. The goal of the presentation is to review this new information and discuss its ethical implications for service providers.
After attending this event participants should be able to:
- Summarize research findings on outcomes of community-based early intensive behavioral intervention (EIBI), amount of services that children receive, age at entry, predictors of outcome, and “active ingredients” of intervention.
- Identify at least two early intervention approaches other than the Lovaas model of EIBI that now have empirical support.
- Describe ethical implications of recent EIBI research for determining whether to accept a child into intervention, when to end intervention, and how to respond to recommendations for using other intervention approaches.
10:00 am: Introduction
10::05 am: Pretest
10:10 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
Certified Behavior Analysts/Licensed Behavior Analysts: 2 Type II Ethics CEUs Live or recorded webinar
Psychologists: 2 credit hours, ethicsLive webinar only
Nurses, Social Workers, Certified Counselors NA
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Tristram Smith, Ph.D., is the Haggerty-Friedman Professor of Developmental/Behavioral Pediatric Research at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC), where he leads federally funded studies comparing the efficacy of different interventions for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). He is also a clinician in URMC’s Community Consultation Program, serving students with ASD and other intellectual disabilities in schools and other agencies. His commitment to the study and treatment of children with ASD began in 1982, when he had the opportunity to volunteer as a buddy for an adult with autism who lived near his college. This experience inspired him to apply to graduate school at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he studied clinical psychology and worked as a therapist and researcher with O. Ivar Lovaas, Ph.D., in the UCLA Young Autism Project. Before moving to Rochester in 2000, he directed clinics for children with ASD and their families in the states of California, Iowa, and Washington. He has authored or coauthored several of the most widely-cited studies on treatment outcomes for children with ASD.
Presenter Disclosure Statement:
Tristram Smith has no financial relationships relevant to this presentation. Dr. Smith receive speaker fees for presenting for ABAC.
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