Course Code: REL-ATS-0-NATS1-V2
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 7/31/2024
Differentiate among the various models of natural environment teaching.
Employ strategies for teaching within the natural environment.
Explain the differences between naturalistic approaches and discrete trial instruction.
Section 1: Introduction
A. About This Course
B. Learning Objectives
Section 2: Teaching for Learning
A. Do Children Need Structure?
B. Learning Needs of People with Autism
C. The Umbrella of ABA Techniques
D. Discrete Trial vs. Naturalistic Approaches
E. What Can Be Taught Using Naturalistic Approaches
F. Why Use Naturalistic Teaching Techniques?
Section 3: Types of Naturalistic Approaches
A. Natural Is Better, But Which Approach?
B. Incidental Teaching
C. Pivotal Response Treatment®
D. Natural Environment Teaching
E. Script Fading
F. Early Start Denver Model
G. Milieu Teaching
H. Which Approach Is Best?
Section 4: Implementing Naturalistic Approaches
A. Selma Works with Yosef
B. Reinforcer Assessment
C. Preparing the Environment
D. Preparing the Interventionists
F. A Naturalistic Intervention Session
G. Data Collection
H. Evaluating the Success of the Session
Section 5: Conclusion
B. Course Contributors
Rhonda Davin, Ph.D., BCBA-D
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.
The target audience for this course is: Registered Behavior Technician; in the following settings: Intellectual Developmental Disabilities.
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