Fields Center hosts live Webinars on a variety of timely and relevant topics for professionals who seek to expand or strengthen their practices to support individuals who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental disability; signs typically appear during early childhood and affect a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others. ASD is defined by a certain set of behaviors and is a “spectrum condition” that affects individuals differently and to varying degrees. There is no known single cause of autism, but increased awareness and early diagnosis and intervention and access to appropriate services and supports lead to significantly improved outcomes.
This webinar is open to Professionals and Paraprofessionals in a wide range of disciplines, such as special education teachers, speech and occupational therapists, board certified behavior analysts, social workers, and more who want to broaden their work to include more neurodiverse clients, including those on the autism spectrum. The material covers the basics of diagnosis, characteristics and best practices of serving individuals with ASD.
ABA and Beyond
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a process of studying and modifying behavior. It has been rigorously tested and is effective for many individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities. Comprehensive and quality ABA protocols involve changing the environment and monitoring changed responses from the person. The result is changed behavior and/or the learning of life skills.
Professionals trained in ABA are often left to interpret the literature and determine which interventions have the highest chances for efficacy with their client. This challenge is particularly present for BCBAs or RBTs newer to the field who have less experience with flexible ABA programming. This webinar provides clarity and direction to create effective programs.
This webinar is for professionals who want to expand their clinical services to include other, often forgotten ABA methods. Emphasis is placed on dynamic and individualized ABA programming outside typical discrete trial program. Upon completion of this webinar BCBAs will receive 2 BACB CEUs in the ‘Learning’ Category.
How to Provide Virtual ABA Training for Parents and Caregivers
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many professionals have been forced to challenge themselves by transitioning from in-person or classroom ABA training for parents and caregivers to virtual sessions. This transition is especially challenging as there is little empirically supported evidence for virtual training techniques. This Webinar will provide examples of best practices for virtual parent training/coaching and resources for conducting sessions. Specific examples will be given as well as videos of actual sessions. Upon completion of this webinar BCBAs will receive 2 BACB CEUs in the ‘Learning’ Category.
How to Administer ASD Assessment via Telehealth
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many professionals have been forced to challenge themselves by transitioning from in-person of home-based services to telehealth services. This transition is especially challenging as there is little empirically supported evidence for telehealth assessment techniques. This Webinar will provide:
- Examples of best practices for telehealth assessments
- Newly available web-based assessment tools
- Specific examples of how to administer and score telehealth assessments
Upon completion of this webinar BCBAs will receive 2 BACB CEUs in the ‘Learning’ Category.
How to Provide Direct ABA Services via Telehealth
While many fields have been adversely impacted by COVID-19, one could argue that home-based ABA providers and families have suffered a particularly bad blow. This is due, in part, to the lack of information and knowledge about conducting ABA session via telehealth. This webinar will provide
- A comprehensive look at best practices in providing ABA services via a telehealth model
- Helpful strategies and tips as well as common challenges and pitfalls.
- An exploration of ethics, cultural competence and practical challenges
Participants will leave this webinar prepared to bring their ABA practice online and to the next level. Upon completion of this webinar, BCBAs will receive 2 BACB CEUs in the ‘Learning’ Category.
Each webinar is one-and-a-half hours in duration—one hour is dedicated to providing quality content, and one-half hour is reserved for discussion and Q&A.
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