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The Eden II Programs Diagnostic and Outreach Center is offering a FREE webinar on Tuesday, March 21st and Tuesday, March 28th. All of our webinars are delivered by a live presenter who is a topic area expert with years of experience working with individuals on the spectrum. The live format allows for frequent opportunities to interact with the presenter. 
 
Registration for both webinars is FREE. 0.1 ASHA CEUs are available. Please note you must be registered and attend the webinar to obtain ASHA CEUs.
1 BACB CEU is available ONLY for the 3/21 session. (BACB CEU offered for additional $10 fee). 
 
This webinar was made possible through a generous grant provided by the New York City Department of Mental Health & Hygiene.

 

Using Behavioral Contracts & Level Systems with Individuals Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder 

Presented by:
Hester Bekisz, MS Ed., BCBA, LBA, Clinical Coordinator, Genesis Programs 
 
Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 12:00pm-1:00pm EST 
 
Description:
Autism is a disorder that affects an individual throughout the lifespan.  A contingency contract or a level system can be useful for some individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. This presentation will review the applications and necessary components of a contingency contract. The strengths and weaknesses of this system will be identified. This presentation will also focus on level systems and the applications of this system.  The strengths and weaknesses of this system will also be identified. Strategies for effective data collection and monitoring and collaboration across disciplines will also be discussed. Read More…
 
Objectives:
1. Identify the necessary elements of a contingency contract
2. Identify the strengths and weaknesses of contracts and group contingencies
3. Identify the components of a level system
4. Identify the strengths and weaknesses of level systems
5. Identify data collection methods and strategies for collaboration across disciplines for contingency contracts and level system
 

Time Ordered Agenda:

5 Minutes: Introduction

10 Minutes: Types of contingency contracting    

10 Minutes: Applications, strengths and weaknesses of contingency contracting

5 Minutes: Data collection and strategies for collaboration across disciplines for contingency contracts

10 Minutes: Components of a level system

10 Minutes: Advantages, disadvantages of level systems 

5 Minutes: Data collection and strategies for collaboration across disciplines for level systems

5 minutes: Summary & Questions 

Target Audience: SLPs, Special Educators, Behavior Analysts, etc. 

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This event is being offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area)
Financial Disclosure: Ms. Hester Bekisz is employed by Eden II Programs where she receives a salary.
Non-Financial Disclosure: There are no relevant non-financial relationships to report.
 
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Using Incidental Teaching to Increase Speech-Language and Communication Skills in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Presented by:
Jan Downey, MA, CCC-SLP, TSHH, Director of Speech Services for Eden II’s Long Island Programs 
 
Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 12:00pm-1:00pm EST 
 
Description:
Incidental teaching is used to get elaborated language by waiting for a person to initiate conversation about a topic and then responding in ways that ask for more information.  It can be difficult for clinicians to implement with individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) due to their low rates of initiations and limited interests.  This presentation will focus on the procedural components of incidental teaching necessary for clinicians to implement in order to elicit initial initiations followed by elaborated responses from individuals with ASD.  Various forms of initiating along with specific strategies will be discussed.  The benefits of using incidental teaching along with a comparison with discrete trial instruction will be described.  The use of scripts when incorporating incidental teaching will also be addressed.  Critical issues to consider such as each student’s individual capabilities and specific motivations will be emphasized. Read More…
 
Learning Objectives: 
1. Attendees will define Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and incidental teaching, one of the teaching techniques based in ABA. 
2. Attendees will list the obstacles typically encountered when implementing incidental teaching with individuals with ASD.
3. Attendees will describe the four procedural components when implementing incidental teaching with individuals with ASD in order to assist in increasing initiating skills.
4. Attendees will describe how to incorporate scripts when implementing incidental teaching.
5. Attendees will list the differences between incidental teaching and discrete trial instruction.
6. Attendees will define the critical issues to consider when implementing incidental teaching to individuals with ASD.
 
Time Ordered Agenda: 

10 mins. Brief discussion of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and incidental teaching techniques based in ABA

20 mins. Presentation of the four procedural components for clinicians to incorporate when implementing incidental teaching to assist in the development of initiating skills in individuals with ASD

10 mins. Discussion of the use of written and audio scripts in conjunction with incidental teaching techniques

10 mins. Discussion of the differences between incidental teaching and discrete trial instruction

10 mins. Discussion of critical issues to consider when utilizing incidental teaching techniques with individuals with ASD; brief question and answer. 

Target Audience: SLPs, Special Educators, Behavior Analysts, etc. 

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This event is being offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area)
Financial Disclosure: Ms. Jan Downey is employed by Eden II Programs where she receives a salary.
Non-Financial Disclosure: Ms. Downey is the mother of two children with autism. 
 
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