The goal of this course is to review the importance of joint attention as the foundation for learning communication and language. This course describes joint attention intervention and strategies useful in applied behavior analysis programs for children with autism. *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.
This course is designed to meet CE requirements as outlined by the BACB.
Critical Issues in Joint Attention Intervention in Children with Autism
II. What is joint attention?
a. Responding joint attention
b. Initiating joint attention
III. Why is joint attention important?
c. Inadequate joint attention
d. What joint attention is not
III.. Joint attention and autism
a. Actions associated with the development of joint attention
b. Joint attention theories
c. Operationalizing joint attention
IV. Addressing joint attention
a. Natural environment
c. ABA therapy
V. Effectiveness of intervention
Dr. Rhonda Davin is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with over 25 years of experience in the fields of developmental disabilities and autism. She has served the field as a teacher, college professor, consultant and expert witness. She started Behavior Consulting Services which provided direct behavior analytic services to children with autism and their families. She has supervised and mentored several behavior analysts and service providers currently practicing in the field today. Dr. Davin has also provided technical assistance for large scale organizational change efforts in the area of Positive Behavior Supports. Disclosure: Rhonda Davin, Ph.D., BCBA-D has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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