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ABA4Autism or other Neuropsychological Disorders


ABA4Autism or other Neuropsychological Disorders

The scientific literature and my 35 years experience as a psychologist have convinced me that Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) is the most effective treatment for children with Autism or other Neuropsychological Disorders. My “Clinic Notes” will document current clinical and scientific developments

– Dr. Gary Brown, Psychologist/HSP Professor and Chair Department of Psychology University of Tennessee

http://aba4autism.blogspot.com/

Autism sites in the blogosphere often provide much heat and shed little light on how to help autistic persons, particularly severely autistic children. Important issues sometimes become bogged down in personality attacks and personal prejudices. As a parent and an advocate I am happy to have a blog site on which to express my views and relate my experiences. But the arguments over causes of autism and the politically correct way to describe persons with autism , even mention of our own childrens’ challenges, seems to ignite furious rhetoric and do little to add to our knowledge of how to deal with autism. The above site by Dr. Gary Brown looks like it could be a signicant and positive addition to the blogosphere. Dr. Brown also has a web site with information and links to resources for parents and other persons focussed on improving the lives of autistic children – ABA4Autism.com. Check out Dr. Brown’s blog and web sites.

http://aba4autism.com/

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January 26, 2007 Posted by | aba, autism disorder, blogs, interventions, psychology, treatment | Leave a comment

David Celiberti Workshops at UNB Wu Centre Jan 25-26 and Feb 22-24 2007

The UNB-CEL Autism Intervention Training Program is sponsoring two excellent workshops by Dr. David Celiberti, President of the Association for Science in Autism Treatment, (ASAT), and ABA Parent Professional Partnership SIG.

http://extend.unb.ca/prof_dev/programs/ait.php

Core Workshop: Behaviour Management
January 25-26, 2007

This 2-day core workshop will examine how behaviour analysis is a humane but also a practical and effective way to eliminate challenging behaviours. It will examine the functions motivating challenging behaviour, the phases involved in setting up effective interventions through to the development of a written plan. It will also take the participant through specific intervention techniques such as DRO, shaping, escape extinction, response cost, etc.

Instructor: Dr. David Celiberti, BCBA

In 1993 David completed his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Rutgers University. David is the Past President of the Autism Special Interest Group (SIG) ABA and now is the President of the ABA Parent Professional Partnership SIG. He is also the President of the Association for Science and Autism Treatment (ASAT). David has authored research articles and consults to programs.

Cost: $347.50 (plus HST) AITP past graduates (open to CS and ASW)
$695 (plus HST) Professionals in the field of Autism

Location: Wu Conference Centre, UNB’s College of Extended Learning

Registration Deadline: January 11, 2007

Behaviour Management Registration Form
The registration form is in .pdf format.

For More Information
Kelly Pickard 506 447-3469 or kpickard@unb.ca

Advanced Workshop: Generalization and Program Writing
February 22-24, 2007

This 3-day advanced workshop will look at the various forms of generalization (stimulus, response, and temporal) along with specific methods that will increase the success at generalization (such as individualized programs tailored to the target behaviour). The two days on program writing will look at what makes a good program, what an overall program might look like, and will look at specific examples of programs identifying gaps that need to be filled. These sessions will be interactive.

Instructor: Dr. David Celiberti, BCBA

January 13, 2007 Posted by | aba, autism, behavior, education, learning, psychology | Leave a comment