Advanced Teaching Strategies: Beyond ABA 101
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM (PDT)
Registration and Workshop Details-Advanced Teaching Strategies
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General Registration—Most parents, students and non-professionals attending the seminar should register under “General Registration”. Alternate registration categories include the processing fee for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) as needed to maintain autism-related professional licenses or certificates.
General Registration—Most participants attending the seminar should register under “General Registration”. This category of ticket is for participants who are attending for general knowledge and do not need Continuing Education Units (CEUs). The alternate registration categories (below) include the processing fee for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) as needed to maintain autism-related professional licenses or certificates.
Continuing Education Units for Professionals—Autism Partnership is an approved Continuing Education Provider for the following four (4) autism-related associations: ASHA, BBS, and APA
During on-line registration, you will be able to select a ticket that will register you to receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon completion of the workshop. (You should not choose "general registration"). You may sign-up to receive more than one CEU when registering IF you have certification numbers for more than one of the following associations.
CEUs Pending Approval are:
If you are not associated with ASHA, APA or BBS, you can choose a “General CEUs” ticket. By registering under General CEUs, the participant is responsible for taking their certificate of attendance to their governing board, state or school district to negotiate if this workshop meets their requirements for continuing education. Since Autism Partnership is not affiliated with alternate boards, CEUs are not guaranteed.
Each Association has different requirements for participants to complete. Prior to earning the CEUs, participants must:
· Register under the name used by ASHA, BBS or APA (for example, if your certification or license is under a maiden name or nickname, you must register under that name)
· Sign in/out on workshop day (ASHA requires participants to sign in/out for lunch as well)
· Complete and submit back to Autism Partnership the required packet on workshop day
· Pick up your certificate of attendance at the end of the workshop
· Attend the entire workshop day. We are unable to provide partial CEUs. Please make arrangements to attend the full workshop
PRINT YOUR TICKET--At the conclusion of your on-line registration, your registration summary will be emailed to you from “Eventbrite”. Please download, print and bring this registration summary with you to the workshop (this is your ticket). This will expedite the check-in process for everyone.
ARRIVAL--Please arrive at Autism Partnership in Seal Beach, CA between 8:00 – 8:15 am so you have ample time to park and check-in.Coffee and refreshments will be available for all who arrive early.
PARKING— There is limited parking in the lot, plenty of street parking is available on Marina Drive. Please refrain from parking on Central Avenue in front of residences. Your efforts to carpool with family, friends or colleagues are appreciated. Be sure to watch the “No Parking Due to Street Sweeping” signs.
LUNCH-There will be a short lunch break when participants can leave to pick up a quick lunch. We will happily provide you with recommendations on the day of the workshop.
AVAILABLE PRODUCTS- Autism Partnership's Books and Instructional Booklets with Demonstration DVDs will be available for purchase. To learn more about our materials, check out our website at www.autismpartnership.com.
REFUNDS--Refunds can be requested up to 15 days prior to the event. A $25 processing fee will be withheld. For refunds, contact Shelli Imfeld via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ADDITIONAL INFO If you have any questions or if there is anything we can do to make your workshop experience more pleasant and beneficial for you, do not hesitate to contact: Shelli Imfeld via email email@example.com (preferred) or (562) 485-7036.
“Advanced Teaching Strategies: Beyond ABA 101”
Presented by: Ronald Leaf, Ph.D.,
There is a common misconception that ABA is a simplistic strategy and one which can be learned with minimal exposure. After all, isn’t it easy to train a dog? Well the answer is a resounding “no”! And naturally working with children is infinitely more complex. With patience and good training one can become proficient at the basics. However, when one encounters a difficult student… the difference between success and failure can be a fine line! Sometimes it is simply necessary to become an ABA Nerd!
o Practical Solutions When Students Are Difficult to Reinforce
o Helping Student’s Understanding the True Meaning of Feedback
o Developing Patience
o Analysis, analysis, analysis!
About the Presenter
Dr. Ronald Leaf is a licensed psychologist who has over thirty years of experience in the field of autism. Dr. Leaf began his career working with Professor Ivar Lovaas, while receiving his undergraduate degree at UCLA..
Subsequently, he received his doctorate under the direction of Dr. Lovaas. During his professional training at UCLA, he served as Clinic Supervisor, Research Psychologist, Lecturer, and Interim Director of the Young Autism Project. He was extensively involved in many of the Young Autism Project research investigations, contributed to The Me Book, and is co-author of The Me Book Videotapes, a series of instructional tapes offering training for teaching autistic children. He is co-author of A Work in Progress, a manual on behavioral treatment of autism, It’s Time for School! Building Quality ABA Educational Programs For Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Sense And Nonsense In The Behavioral Treatment of Autism: It Has To Be Said and Crafting Connections: Contemporary Applied Behavior Analysis for Enriching the Social Lives of Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Dr. Leaf has consulted nationally and internationally to families, school districts, day programs and residential treatment facilities. Dr. Leaf served as the Director of Straight Talk’s Developmental Disabilities Services division for 15 years. This program provided residential and day treatment for adults with developmental disabilities. Dr. Leaf is also the Executive Director of Behavior Therapy and Learning Center, a mental health agency providing treatment, consultation and related services to parents, program staff and school personnel in the United States.
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