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The Critical Roles of Teachers, Paraprofessionals & Parents as Behavioural Engineers

Presenter: Andrew Houvouras IV, MA, BCBA

(1.5 BACB CEUs)

Date/Time: Friday, December 2 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm

Room: 104CD


Behaviour analysts are not agents of change, merely catalysts. Those most likely to change behaviour are those with daily contact with individuals in the autism spectrum. This presentation focuses on ways to help change agents understand and enhance their roles in fostering meaningful behavior change through the use of positive reinforcement, by understanding functional perspectives and by providing ways for the true engineers of behavior change tools to make their behavior analysts more effective.

Learning Objectives:

  • Attendees will be able to define positive reinforcement
  • Attendees will be able to list 2 potential functions of problem behavior
  • Attendees will be able to describe 3 ways to make their behavior analyst more effective

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