BCBA/BCaBA Continuing Education Credits: 5th Health and Wellbeing in Children, Youth and Adults with Developmental Disabilities Conference

AM2: Communication Supports for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities: Facilitating Understanding and Expression

Brenda Fossett, PhD, BCBA-D, Behaviour Analysis, Autism Department, Social Sciences Division, Capilano University, North Vancouver, BC

Individuals of all ages with developmental disabilities often experience communication related challenges that may interfere with the ability to understand others and express oneself e ectively. This session will provide an overview of common communication challenges experienced by individuals of all ages with developmental disabilities, and interventions, both low and high-tech, used to address these challenges.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify three strategies for supporting receptive communication
  • Identify three strategies for supporting expressive communication
  • Identify three instructional strategies commonly used to teach communication-related behaviors

PM 3: ABA: Not Just for Autism

Katie Allen, MS, BCBA, Director, East Van Behaviour Analysis Ltd., Vancouver, BC

Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) a discipline that employs objective data to drive decision-making process that is known for treating individuals with Autism. ABA is also used in a variety of other populations and applications in our mainstream society. This presentation will review the basics of ABA to demonstrate the utility of the science.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the three levels of science
  • Identify the seven characteristics of applied behaviour analysis
  • Identify several applications of applied behaviour analysis in society, different populations, and different goals

BC-ABA is providing Behavior Analyst Continuing Education Credits Only. To register for this event visit the Health and Wellbeing 2016 Conference website.

Please note: CEUs will not be available day of for purchase. All CEU registrants must sign in and out each day they attend. A volunteer will sign registrants in and out and will collect the sign in sheets and evaluations at the end of the day. Certificates will be emailed to registrants. Registrants who do not return their forms will not receive their certificate.