Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Workshops

ABA Boot Camp
ABA: Instructional Strategies
ABA: The Basics for Parents
ABA: The Basics for Providers
ABA for SLPs
Naturalistic ABA

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ABA Boot Camp

WHEN
October 2-4, 2018
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
WHERE
UWAC – Seattle
Cost:
Day 1 Only: $170 per person (includes parking)
Days 2&3 Only: $385 per person (includes parking)
Days 1-3: $550 per person (includes parking)

This 3-day workshop is designed for parents and professionals working in home, birth-to-three, preschool and elementary school settings and are led by our multi-disciplinary training team.  Participants will learn to work effectively with children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) using evidence-based strategies from principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Opportunities for hands-on practice and coaching/feedback will be offered. Space is limited!

Participants will learn:

  • How the characteristics of ASD impact learning
  • What is ABA
  • How to teach children with ASD using fundamental behavioral strategies
  • The components of a teaching loop
  • How to collect and analyze data
  • Strategies for promoting communication,
  • Strategies for implementing DTT,
  • Strategies for implementing naturalistic ABA approaches
  • About resources available for those working with children with ASD

Day 1 only option:
Participants may choose to attend only day 1 of ABA Boot Camp. Day 1 will be an introductory training specifically designed for professionals working with children with ASD. The training will begin with an overview of ASD including core symptoms, strengths, and challenges. How ASD symptoms impact learning and behavior will also be discussed. Next, an introduction to ABA will be presented including what it is, an overview of different ABA approaches, and basic behavioral principles used in this therapeutic approach. Finally, additional behavioral support strategies such as reinforcement, punishment, and teaching loops will be discussed.

Days 2 & 3 only option:
Participants who have previously attended ABA Boot Camp Day 1 or an ABA: The Basics for Parents/Providers workshop may choose to attend only days 2 & 3.  Days 2 & 3 include opportunities for hands-on practice.

Clock hours for certificated school staff available for an additional fee.

Please note that this is NOT a BCBA or BCaBA training program.

Who should attend: Parents, providers, and educators working with children with ASD between the ages of 0-12 years.

Content level: Beginner to Intermediate

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ABA: Instructional Strategies

This 1-day workshop is designed for professionals working in home, birth-to-three, preschool and elementary school settings and is led by our multi-disciplinary training team.  Participants will learn to work effectively with children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) using instructional strategies based on principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), including shaping, chaining, DTT, and an overview of naturalistic teaching strategies. Participants will have an opportunity to practice designing intervention using these strategies with guidance from instructors.

Clock hours for certificated school staff available for an additional fee.

Please note that this is NOT a BCBA or BCaBA training program.

Who should attend: Educators and providers working with children with ASD between the ages of 0-8 years.

Content level: Beginner to Intermediate

Cost: $160 per person

*This workshop is not currently scheduled. Sign up to receive emails about future UW Autism Center workshops.

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ABA: The Basics for Parents

This introductory training is specifically designed for parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  The session will begin with an overview of ASD including core symptoms, strengths, and challenges.  Next, an introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) – what it is, the basic principles used in this therapeutic approach, and the process of finding these services will be reviewed.  Finally, behavioral support strategies such as reinforcement, punishment, and teaching loops will be discussed.

Participants will:

  • Increase their knowledge of the core symptoms of ASD
  • Gain a basic understanding of ABA principles and learn at least one new behavioral strategy to utilize at home with their child
  • Learn about the process of obtaining ABA services in Washington state

Who should attend: Parents of individuals with ASD of all grades levels.

Content level: Beginner

*This workshop is not currently scheduled. Sign up to receive emails about future UW Autism Center workshops.

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ABA: The Basics for Providers

This introductory training is specifically designed for professionals working with children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  The training will begin with an overview of ASD including core symptoms, strengths, and challenges.  How ASD symptoms impact learning and behavior will also be discussed.  Next, an introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) will be presented including what it is, an overview of different ABA approaches, and basic behavioral principles used in this therapeutic approach.  Finally, additional behavioral support strategies such as reinforcement, punishment, and teaching loops will be discussed.

Participants will:

  • Learn how the characteristics of ASD impact learning
  • Gain a basic understanding of ABA principles, including reinforcement, punishment, prompting, and teaching loops
  • Learn how to teach students or clients with ASD using fundamental behavioral strategies

Clock hours for certificated school staff available for an additional fee.

Please note that this is NOT a BCBA or BCaBA training program.

Who should attend: Providers and educators working with individuals with ASD of all grade levels.

Content level: Beginner

*This workshop is not currently scheduled. Sign up to receive emails about future UW Autism Center workshops.

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ABA for SLPs

Speech-language pathologists implement their clinical practice by writing goals, targeting a variety of clinical behaviors, and measuring progress. There is much overlap in theory and practice between SLPs (speech-language pathologists) and ABAs (applied behavior analysts), but the similarities are not always clear across professions. The purpose of this workshop is to de-mystify jargon between the two disciplines by describing the overlapping and complementary practices in these fields in order to optimize clinical outcomes.

In this workshop, participants will learn:

  • About ABCs of ABA, reinforcement, and shaping behavior
  • About systematic goal-writing targeting communication needs for children of all ages and ability levels, incorporating behavioral approaches
  • To identify common ground between ABA and SLP including augmentative and alternative communication, environmental supports, and incidental teaching

Clock hours for certificated school staff available for an additional fee.  ASHA CEUs may be available if there is enough interest.

Who should attend: New and “seasoned” SLPs and aides in schools, private clinics, and in-home practices, students pursuing either SLP or ABA careers, and therapists wanting to expand their interdisciplinary knowledge. Content presented is applicable to all grade levels.

Content level: Beginner

*This workshop is not currently scheduled. Sign up to receive emails about future UW Autism Center workshops.

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Get the Ball Rolling!
Early Naturalistic ABA Strategies for Very Young Children with or at Risk for ASD

In this workshop, participants including parents of young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or at-risk for ASD and professionals working in the birth to three field will learn four strategies to kick-start a low-dose and easy to do Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)-based approach designed for parent implementation.  Participants will leave the workshop:

  • Understanding some early signs of autism in very young children and common initial goal areas
  • With an understanding of how to work on four target behaviors using naturalistic ABA strategies
  • With an understanding of how to support parents in using these strategies in the home

Clock hours available for an additional fee.

Who should attend: Parents, providers, and educators working with children between the ages of 0-5 years.

Content level: Beginner

Cost: $170 per person

*This workshop is not currently scheduled. Sign up to receive emails about future UW Autism Center workshops.

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For more information, please contact us at 1.877.408.UWAC (8922) or uwautism@uw.edu.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations received at least two business weeks prior to course start date are eligible to receive a full refund less a $20 administrative fee. Cancellations must be received in writing by e-mail, fax, or U.S. mail prior to the stated deadline. Cancellations received after the stated deadline will forfeit the full registration fee. Refunds will not be available for registrants who choose not to attend a class. UW Autism Center reserves the right to cancel a course due to low enrollment, inclement weather, or other circumstances that would make the course non-viable. If UW Autism Center cancels a course, registrants will be notified within 24 hours of the first class date and offered a full refund or the option to transfer registration to another course.
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