Effective Calming Procedures

Effective Calming Procedures 

Many individuals with disabilities have irrational fears and anxiety over transitions, changes in the environment, events or items. This training will provide a brief literature review and framing of the challenge of calming, anxieties and phobias in individuals with disabilities. A step-by-step review of evidence-based calming strategies (timing, verbal mediation, etc.) will be demonstrated with multiple clients. The training will also review how to select target activities to proactively target calming such as using script procedures for conducting a “calm count” and how to fade them over time. *Participant complaints regarding this or any other BACB CE event requirements violations must first be directed, in writing, to the Relias Learning ACE Coordinator, Rhonda Davin, PhD. Please contact Dr. Davin via email: [email protected] The ACE Coordinator will make every reasonable attempt to resolve participant complaints; however, should the ACE Coordinator be unable to resolve the complaint, the complainant may file a formal complaint directly with the BACB.


Hours: 2.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (1 Match)

Behavior Analyst Certification Board


This course is designed to meet Ethics CE requirements as outlined by the BACB.
CEU Type: Learning

Course Details

Course Code: REL-ATS-CALM
Hours: 2
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 11/30/2020
Learning Objectives:
Identify benefits of “calm counts” and when the procedure can be useful
Identify the steps of the calm count procedure
Identify appropriate opportunities to proactively practice “calm counts”
Distinguish between proactive and reactive calm counts
Distinguish (in)appropriate calm count implementation
Gather data on student performance
Instructor: Steve Ward, MA, BCBA
Steve has been working in the field of Behavior Analysis since 1995. As the Lead Behavior Analyst for a center school, Steve conducted more than 100 functional assessments and wrote behavior plans to address a wide range of behaviors. He has also worked as a consultant, where he has designed programming for a wide variety of repertoires, including verbal behavior, daily living skills, and academics, among a host of others. Steve specializes in teaching social behaviors, incorporating knowledge from a variety of perspectives and remaining at all times behavioral in his own perspective. Disclosure: Steve Ward, MA, BCBA has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Behavioral Analyst; in the following settings: Intellectual Developmental Disabilities.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
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