Now includes 1 hour case discussion! Teaching toleration of non-preferred events and activities to individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities 12/06/17– 10 am eastern

2 hour ABACLive webinar and 1 hour interactive case discussion. Once you register you will be given the option to submit a case for review. Dr. Pearson will select 3 from the audience to include in the case discussion portion of the event.

Presented by: Nicole Pearson, Psy.D., BCBA-D, LBA

Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2017    Time: 10:00 am-1:00 pm eastern

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This 3 hour event includes a 2 hour webinar and 1 hour interactive case discussion. Once you register you will be given the option to submit a case for review. Dr. Pearson will select 3 from the audience to include in the case discussion portion of the event. Deadline for submission: December 2, 2017.

Many individuals with autism exhibit challenging behavior when confronted with non-preferred events or activities, such as participating in medical and dental visits, receiving a haircut and terminating preferred activities. Systematic programming utilizing the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA) to increase the toleration of such non-preferred events can increase compliance and tolerance as well as potentially establish a generalized repertoire of appropriate alternative responses and self-regulation skills that can be used in other non-preferred scenarios. This webinar will educate participants about how to develop, plan, and implement effective, evidence-based programming to increase the toleration of non-preferred activities and items in individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities. Through an analysis of research literature and several case studies, participants will learn how to identify and break down goals into successive steps and how to shape toleration skills utilizing aba-based interventions. Since programming can occur in school, home, and/or community settings, participants will also learn best practices and implementation procedures for working collaboratively with families/caregivers.

Learning objectives:

At the conclusion of the webinar, participants will be able to:
(1) reference evidence-based research supporting the development of toleration programming for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities;
(2) describe how the principles of ABA can be applied to identify and develop interventions that teach  individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities to tolerate non-preferred events and/or stimuli;
(3) describe the components of effective teaching strategies related to toleration programs;
(4) apply best practices for effective collaboration and parent training can be applied to extend teaching strategies across school, home and community environments.

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5:30 pm: Introduction
5:35 pm: Pretest
5:40 pm: Live webinar begins
7:15 pm: 10-15 minute break
7:30 pm: return and begin case study portion of the event
8:30 pm: Submit attendance codes, take post-test, and fill out confidential evaluation form
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Dr. Nicole Pearson is a licensed psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D) who has specialized in working with individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities for almost a decade.  She is the Founder and Executive Director of West Side Behavioral Associates, which provides consultation and treatment services to schools and families of individuals with developmental disabilities. She is also a faculty member in the special education department at Ball State University where she teaches online Masters courses in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).  Dr. Pearson received her initial training in ABA at the Alpine Learning Group and went on to work in a number of other educational settings including The McCarton School, District 75 classrooms in New York City and most recently, NYC Autism Charter School where she served as Director of Education.  She has also worked with autism programs internationally in Kenya and the Maldives.  Dr. Pearson holds Masters and Doctoral degrees in Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a BS in Business Administration from Villanova University.  She completed a Post-doctoral internship in the Behavioral Psychology Program at Westchester Institute for Human Development where she specialized in the assessment and treatment of severe behavior including aggression, self-injury and feeding issues.  While there, Dr. Pearson also served as a fellow in the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities  (LEND) interdisciplinary training program.  Dr. Pearson is on the Board of Directors for the New York State Association for Behavior Analysis and the Junior Board of the NYC Autism Charter School.

Dr. Nicole Pearson does not have a financial arrangement or affiliation with any of the products, organizations, or programs mentioned during this talk. Dr. Nicole Pearson receives speaker fees for presenting ABACLive webinars.


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