Free Webinar: Producing Meaningful Improvements in Problem Behavior of Persons with Autism

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

This webinar is hosted and sponsored by Autism New Jersey as part of Autism Society of San Francisco’s Virtual Symposium on Severe Behaviors

Presented by:

Gregory P. Hanley, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Professor of Psychology
Director, Behavior Analysis Doctoral Program, Western New England University  

Abstract

Problem behaviors like meltdowns, self-injury, aggression, or intractable stereotypy will often require address at some point in the life span of a person diagnosed with autism. There is strong evidence supporting behavioral intervention to address these problem behaviors, with better outcomes evident when (a) the functions of these behaviors inform treatment, (b) skills relevant to the core deficits associated with autism are developed in the treatment, and (c) the treatment prepares the person with autism for life’s inevitable ambiguities, disappointments, and opportunities. In this webinar, the practical functional assessment process that informs these sorts of treatments will first be described. The skill-based treatments that are personalized from this process will then be reviewed within the context of several controlled case studies.

Objectives

  1. The attendee should be able to describe the practical functional assessment process that involves an open-ended interview and a test-control analysis that is informed from that interview.
  2. The attendee should be able to describe the critical features of skill-based treatments for problem behaviors like meltdowns, self-injury, aggression, or intractable stereotypy that are often associated with autism.

About the Presenter

Gregory P. Hanley, Ph.D., BCBA-D Professor of Psychology Director, Behavior Analysis Doctoral Program Western New England UniversityDr. Hanley has been applying the principles of learning to improve socially important behaviors of children and adults with and without disabilities for over 25 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 over 100 chapters and articles in peer-reviewed journals in areas such as the assessment, treatment, and prevention of problem behavior and evidence-based values.  Dr. Hanley is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 25), a past Associate Editor of The Behavior Analyst, past Editor of Behavior Analysis in Practice, and current Editor of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.  

The webinar is free to attend, but registration is required

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