Full course description
Time: 1 hour, 21 minutes
Credit: 1.5 Learning CEs
Presenter: Peter Gerhardt
Course Description: Adaptive behavior refers to a complex set of skills that enable an individual to achieve personal independence across a variety of life domains. Unfortunately, much of our instructional repertoire is focused on teaching either academic competencies (e.g., reading, math, etc.) or, as individuals enter adolescence, activities of daily living (ADLs). Adaptive behavior is arguably more valuable than either isolated academic or functional skills in that it is necessary for the functional expression of academic skills and the ability of each individual to live as independently as possible. The complexity of adaptive behavior, however, may present a challenge to behavior analysts who are more comfortable teaching single skills in the clinic or classroom where many of the relevant variables are within their control. Dr. Gerhardt discusses the importance of generalization when designing instruction programs functional to the learner by including five components of effective interventions. This talk presents an overview of adaptive behavior in ASD and its relationship to community living, safety, independence and personal competence, and components of effective interventions.
- Understand the basic premise of today’s talk
- Understand working with parent’s of older individuals with ASD
- Define how this talk was developed
- Understand ABA and game theory
- Describe adaptive behavior
- Understand the functionality index
- Understand matching law and generalization
Keywords: Adaptive behavior, ASD, personal independence, adults, adolescents, functional skills, intervention, instruction, environment, community, resilience
Rating: This course is aimed at behavior analysts and therapists with a strong understanding of the principles of behavior analysis who are interested in learning about identification and interventions in adaptive behavior, particularly with those with autism spectrum disorders.
Access: 60 days from the date and time of registration
Note: The 60-day access begins at the time of purchase, not the time of log in; purchasing multiple course subscriptions will not extend your access.
Effective July 1, 2022, Florida Tech will no longer offer extensions for new purchases. Purchases made prior to this date will be eligible for an extension per the previous policy:
Effective July 23, 2018, each ABA Learning (type-2) on-demand CE course may be extended a maximum of three times within six months of the original course purchase. After six months from the original date of purchase, the course will need to be purchased again.
For more information, to request an extension, or if you experience problems when registering, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Important note: If you are taking this course to maintain your BACB certification, you will need to write your certification number on your certificate of completion, as the BACB requires that your certificate of completion includes your certification number.
Refunds are not provided once a course has been accessed.
These workshops are presented in partnership between the Florida Tech ABA Online program and ABA Technologies, Inc. ABA Technologies, Inc., is a BACB-approved provider of type-2 continuing education hours (provider number: OP-02-0023)