Autism2 hours

Treatments for Young Children with Autism: Contingencies That Impact Treatment Choice and Outcome

Deciding which treatment to provide to children with autism is among the most important decisions made by parents, clinicians, funders, and public policy makers. Multiple studies have now compared intensive behavior analytic intervention for young children with autism to the most widely available alternative:  eclectic treatment. Intensive, comprehensive behavior analytic treatment consistently produces better outcomes than the eclectic model on standardized measures of intellectual functioning, language, and adaptive skills, (e.g., Sparkman, Cohen, Green, & Stanislaw, 2005; Howard, Stanislaw, Green, Sparkman, & Cohen, 2014). However, the eclectic model is arguably the most widely utilized treatment approach.  Possible reasons as to why the eclectic model is widely utilized are discussed along with ways to address barriers to the adoption of effective treatment.

$50.00
Autism45 minutes

Sleep problems of children & young adults with ASD (Part 1)

Sleep problems are prevalent among children, especially children with autism. Addressing sleep problems can be challenging, and when left unaddressed, sleep problems can lead to or worsen other behavior problems such as aggression and noncompliance while also making learning in school difficult. The goal of this workshop is to provide attendees with a sound understanding of factors that worsen and improve children's ability to achieve age-appropriate amounts of sleep as well as strategies for addressing common issues such as difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep and nighttime routine noncompliance. As a result, attendees will have a better understanding of how family members and support staff can work as a team to promote the healthy sleep of the children in their care. The seminar will involve opportunities to design individualized and parent-friendly treatments for specific sleep problems and a review of strategies to prevent sleep problems from occurring.

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Autism45 minutes

Sleep problems of children & young adults with ASD (Part 2)

Sleep problems are prevalent among children, especially children with autism.  Addressing sleep problems can be challenging, and when left unaddressed, sleep problems can lead to or worsen other behavior problems such as aggression and noncompliance while also making learning in school difficult. The goal of this workshop is to provide attendees with a sound understanding of factors that worsen and improve children's ability to achieve age-appropriate amounts of sleep as well as strategies for addressing common issues such as difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep and nighttime routine noncompliance. As a result, attendees will have a better understanding of how family members and support staff can work as a team to promote the healthy sleep of the children in their care. The seminar will involve opportunities to design individualized and parent-friendly treatments for specific sleep problems and a review of strategies to prevent sleep problems from occurring. 

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Autism1.5 hours

The Importance of Motivation in Interventions for Children with ASD

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) results in impairments in reciprocal social interaction and communication as well as high rates of ritualistic and stereotyped behavior (APA, 2003). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates 1 in 88 children in the United States are diagnosed with ASD (CDC, 2012). Given these staggering estimates, considerable attention has been directed to research on etiology, assessment, and treatment services for children diagnosed with ASD. Significant interest has emerged from professionals and parents to determine effective treatments that can remediate deficits characteristic of ASD and promote maintenance in the natural environment.

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