Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) Workshops for Professionals

ABA workshops for Professionals address the four areas of focus for ABA-based services and support, and builds the ABA capacity of professional and parent participants.

ABA Workshops for Professionals to both beginner and advanced levels, on specific topics including:

 

Workshop activities include:

  • Oral and visual presentations (e.g. power point, demonstration videos)
  • Group exercises
  • Hands-on practice in the application of concepts and methods
  • Homework and review
  • Troubleshooting


Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA): What, When, and Why?

Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) is an effective aproach to understanding and changing Behaviour, as well as teaching new skills.  Participants will gain an understanding of ABA, when and why ABA should be utilized, and an introduction to ABA teaching strategies that can support skill building.


ASD: What You Need to Know

Through hands on activities, video clips, and practical examples, this presentation is designed to provide participants with a general knowledge of the neurodevelopment disorders within the Autism Spectrum. Participants will take away an understanding of the common strengths and challenges for individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), as well as evidence based strategies that may be used to support their unique needs.


Integrating Visual Supports into the Child/Youth’s Environment

This workshop takes participants through an exploration of visuals that serve a number of functions, such as supporting the organization of the environment, giving information, reducing problem behaviour, promoting independence, promoting social skills in the school setting, motivating learning and improving transitions between environments.


Functional Behaviour Assessment (FBA)

This workshop examines the relationship between the environment and behaviour. It involves a dynamic full day presentation that takes the participants through the theory behind behaviour, the functions of behaviour, and a demonstration of the FBA process.


Transitions

Participants will learn strategies to support a child/youth’s transition in the following areas: entry into school, transitions between activities, between settings, between grade levels and into secondary school and adulthood.


Social Skills

Participants are taken through the research, theory and tools needed to incorporate social skills in to the classroom and lives of children/youth with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Focused social skills interventions are explained, including social narratives, video modeling, role playing, social scripts and peer mediated interventions.


Data Collection and Summary

In this workshop, through examples and hands-on activities, participants will be taken through the steps of the data collection process. Participants will gain an understanding of what the numbers mean, how to make sense of the data that is collected, and ultimately the importance of data collection with regards to changing behaviour and selecting interventions.


Availability


ABA workshops are available to professionals working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (e.g. teachers, daycare providers, bus drivers etc.) in the Sudbury, Manitoulin, Algoma, Thunder Bay and Kenora/Rainy River Districts.

How to Get Started


To request an ABA workshop, please contact CCR in your district.