Wednesday April 2, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
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The Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel
40 Civic Center Plaza
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

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Kerrie Bark
Center for Spectrum Services

About Thomas

Thomas M. Caffrey completed a Master's Degree in Education from Georgian Court University where he was honored for his work in developing video-based training materials designed to help teachers working with children with autism in public schools. In addition, he completed post-graduate coursework in behavior analysis at Penn State University and is a Board Certificed Behavior Analyst. Mr. Caffrey co-authored with Dr. Vincent J. Carbone an 8-hour professional development training CD series The Verbal Behavior Approach to Teaching Children with Autism. He specializes in helping public schools to develop and maintain quality ABA programs. Mr. Caffrey has given over 200 national and international conferences,  presentations and workshops. Currently, he and his colleagues at VBN Training conduct workshops and provide hands-on support for schools and agencies throughout the United States, Ireland, Italy, and Egypt. Finally, and of no-less importance, Mr. Caffrey is also the  parent of a daughter with autism who inspired the course of his career.

Center for Spectrum Services

Evidence-Based Strategies for Addressing Problem Behaviors in Students with Autism

Presented by renowned autism expert
Thomas M. Caffrey
Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 ~ 9:00 - 4:00
* Breakfast and Lunch will be served *
Breakfast and Check in from 8:00-8:50

$85.00 Early Bird Registration
 After 2/28/14   $95.00 Registration
~  Registration Deadline 3/28/14  ~

**  Registration for this event will close at 5:00 on March 28, 2014.We will not be able to take registrations after this time.  **

Over the past 25 years, a highly effective technology for reducing problem behavior has emerged within the field of applied behavior analysis (ABA). Using powerful, real-life videos, this workshop will focus on assessment and treatments of problem behaviors maintained by the two most common functions, social negative reinforcement (to get out of ….demands), and social positive reinforcement (to get…. tangible items, activities, attention).

Learner Outcomes

At the conclusion of this conference, participants will be able to:

  • Define Motivating Operation (MO) and explain its importance in assessing and treating problem behavior
  • List the four basic functions of behavior
  • Provide examples of curricular revision that can improve the effectiveness of instruction and lower the value of escape-motivated behavior
  • Explain how alternative communication choice may impact behavior for person with language delays, including autism
  • Identify the controlling variables (operant four-term contingency) responsible for the maintenance of self-injury, aggression, stereotype, and destructive behavior
  • Describe the purpose of conducting a functional assessment of problem behavior
  • Identify the defining features of indirect, descriptive, and functional analysis approaches to assessment
  • Describe the strengths and limitations for each general approach to assessment
  • List three reinforcement-based methods for reducing problem behavior and discuss reasons for using each

This program is offered for  0.6  ASHA CEUs  (Intermediate level, Professional Area).  

CEUs provided in cooperation with the Speech, Language and Hearing Association of the Hudson Valley. 

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