A 2-days intermediate training for people who have been working for over 12 months as an ABA Therapist and/or with knowledge of Autism and an awareness of ABA concepts.
OVERVIEW OF SESSIONS
Key Principles and Philosophy. In this module, participants will discuss basic principles of ABA like reinforcement and the tools used to understand behaviour.
Goal Selection and Prioritisation. This module will provide tools useful in selecting goals and the factors which help determine which ones become greater priorities for certain learners.
Progressive Aspects of ABA. This module overviews some of the ways that practices within ABA continue to develop, including flexibility with prompting and how EIBI and other ABA interventions can incorporate group learning.
Chaining, Shaping and Fading Reinforcement. Commonly used strategies within ABA, this module ensures these are part of the therapist tool kit.
Behavioural Skills Training. In this module, participants will develop their understanding of BST to teach a range of skills.
Assent and Engagement in Learning. Essential aspects of any intervention or support, this module gives an overview of the 'what', 'how' and 'why' of assent and engagement. It will provide participants with the skills to ask questions and advocate for high-quality intervention.
Thinking Functionally. In this module, participants will look at how functional behaviour assessment guides how we should adapt and respond to behavioural challenges in the moment.
Preference Assessments, Non-Contingent Reinforcement, and Instructional Choice. This module is designed to extend participants' knowledge of reinforcement by understanding techniques therapists may use and how to use them to provide effective intervention.
Research in ABA. This module provides participants with an introduction to the nature of the science of ABA so that they can better understand and interpret published research, improve their knowledge of the scientist-practitioner role and more adequately respond to how or why the research supports ABA interventions may differ to that of other fields.