Treating Severe Problem Behavior: A focus on strengthening socially important behavior of persons with ASD

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November 21, 2014 | 09:30 AM – 11:00 AM EST

The success of treatments for problem behaviors associated with autism like meltdowns, self-injury, or aggression is largely dependent on whether the treatment is based on the function the problem behavior serves for the person with autism. But because of the seemingly obligatory focus on detecting the impact of single variables in good behavior analytic research, effective behavioral technology is often fractured across studies, resulting in a dearth of studies showing socially valid improvements in these problem behaviors and an absence of studies illustrating the treatment process from start to finish. In this session, an effective, comprehensive, and parent-validated treatment process for the problem behaviors associated with autism will be described.

Presenter Bio: Greg Hanley, PhD, BCBA-D

Gregory Hanley, PhD, BCBA-D, has been applying the principles of learning to improve socially important behaviors of children and adults with and without disabilities for more than 20 years. He worked and trained at the Spurwink School, the Groden Center, and the Kennedy Krieger Institute, was degreed at the University of Florida, was tenured at the University of Kansas, and is currently a professor of psychology and director of the Behavior Analysis Doctoral Program at Western New England University and an adjunct professor of psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Hanley has published more than 75 articles in peer-reviewed journals, in areas such as the assessment and prevention of problem behavior, teaching tactics for young children, and evidence-based values. Dr. Hanley is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 25), past editor of Behavior Analysis in Practice, and a past associate editor of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, The Behavior Analyst, and Behavior Analysis in Practice. Dr. Hanley's current research and practice activity is primarily focused on the development of effective and practical strategies for preventing the development of children's severe problem behavior.

Location Information

This workshop will be held at the DataFinch Technologies headquarters(located at 53 Perimeter Center E, Suite 350, Atlanta, GA 30346) and streamed live online. Attend the workshop in person or from the comforts of your personal computer. On - site space is limited.

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