Course Detail: 19SW1113 - Basics of Applied Behavior Analysis: Using Behavioral Strategies to Create Meaningful Change for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Discuss the diagnostic criteria for ASD and how these deficits often impact daily living. Develop a basic understanding of why problematic behavior occurs and how it often continues to be shaped up over time. Identify strategies to effectively teach individuals with ASD. Discuss how ABA can be used successfully across a range of other populations. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is an evidence-based and data-driven therapy that focuses on creating meaningful, individualized, and socially-significant behavior change by identifying and adapting variables in the environment that impact an individual's behavior. It has been used successfully across numerous populations (e.g., typically-developing children and adults, businesses, individuals with other developmental disorders, individuals with genetic disorders) but has most notably become the recommended prescribed treatment for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This presentation will help attendees identify characteristics and challenges often associated with ASD and gain an understanding of the basic principles and strategies of ABA. Practical application strategies will be shared and discussed.