Group Programs ...Demonstration, Observation & Participation
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (PDT)
This workshop is part 2 of the Crafting Connections series. Prior attendance at the "Teaching Social Skills That Changes Lives" workshop is strongly recommended.
“Group Programs Dedicated to Developing a Social World…Demonstration, Observation, Participation”
Presented by: Ronald Leaf, Ph.D.
You have heard about using ABA methods with groups, now it is time to see it in action. This workshop addresses how to build and run effective social learning groups for young persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Through lecture, video and live demonstration, valuable information will be provided addressing instructional content, teaching methods, participant considerations, group objectives and relationship facilitation. Strategies to balance the varied needs of students while at the same time trying to address social and relationship matters within the group teaching format will be provided. Methods will be presented to promote carryover of skills learned from group into real everyday social situations. Due to the live demonstration component of this workshop, enrollment is limited.
Topics Will Include:
- Organizing and Structuring Groups
- Creating Group Behavioral Momentum
- Curriculum to Impact Social Enjoyment
- Effective Group Teaching Techniques
- Prioritizing Targets
TICKETS-At the conclusion of your on-line registration, your workshop ticket will be emailed to you from “Eventbrite”. Please bring the ticket with you on workshop day. This will expedite the check-in process for everyone.
ARRIVAL--Please arrive at Autism Partnership in Seal Beach, CA between 8:15 – 8:45 am for check-in. There will be a large number of participants parking and checking-in, so please arrive early. Coffee and refreshments will be available for all who arrive early.
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 effort to carpool with family, friends or colleagues is appreciated. Be sure to watch the “No Parking Due to Street Sweeping” signs. Enter the door with the green awning off the parking lot.
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.
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 (preferred) or (562) 485-7036
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
Continuing Education Units for Professionals—Autism Partnership is an approved Continuing Education Provider for the following four (4) autism related associations:ASHA, BBS, APA and BACB.
During on-line registration, you will be able to request a ticket that includes Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from the following associations.You may sign up to receive more than one CEU when registering IF you have certification numbers in more than one of the following associations (you will pay for $20 for each additional CEU requested the morning of the workshop):
If you are not associated with ASHA, BACB, APA or BBS, you can choose General CEUs.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.To earn CEUs you must:
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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