New Courses: Applied Behavioral Analysis

 width=We recently added two new courses to the Exceptional Child online PD course library on the topic of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA).

 

Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) is the application of basic principles of learning, analytical problem-solving and using evidence-based strategies that are likely to lead to success. All educators can enhance their instructional skills and classroom management procedures through Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA). On a practical level, the principles and methods of ABA have helped many different kinds of learners acquire a wide variety of skills - from healthier lifestyles to the mastery of a new language. For decades therapists and educators have used ABA to help children with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disorders.

 

These recommended strategies will enhance your teaching, and have been tested and proven effective through hundreds of applied research studies.

ABA: Reinforcement and Discrimination Procedures

 In this course, you'll learn about using reinforcement effectively and reducing or replacing inappropriate behaviors. The goal of this course is to identify effective ways to apply the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis in classroom procedures.  In this course, you'll learn about:

  •  Using Reinforcement Effectively
  •  Reducing or Replacing Inappropriate Behaviors

Click here to preview the new ABA:Reinforcement and Discrimination Procedures course. 

ABA: Shaping, Fading and Conditioning Reinforcers

In this course, you'll learn about shaping procedures, fading procedures and conditioning reinforcers. The goal of this course is to identify effective ways to incorporate the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis in classroom procedures.

In this course, you'll learn about:

  • Shaping Procedures
  • Fading Procedures
  • Conditioning Reinforcers

Click here to preview the new ABA: Shaping, Fading and Conditioning Reinforcers course. 

About the Authors

Dr. Betty Fry Williams is professor emeritus and former chair of Teacher Education and former coordinator of Special Education at Whitworth University, while Dr. Randy Lee Williams is professor emeritus and former chair of Special Education at Gonzaga University. Both received their master's degrees in psychology at Western Michigan University and their doctorates in developmental and child psychology at the University of Kansas. They began working with children with ASD, and other disabilities, 45 years ago, and are co-authors of “Effective Programs for the Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders: Applied Behavior Analysis Models." They have individually researched, presented and written extensively on applied behavior analysis.

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