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Continuing Education Courses
The following Continuing Education courses are offered by Florida Tech.
This presentation highlights the genetic and environmental factors involved in autism, along with promising research diagnosis, screening and treatment approaches for ASD. The recent increase in prevalence of autism spectrum disorders is presented with discussion of “The Autisms” actually being multiple conditions with multiple etiologies. Early intervention, innovative technologies for those who are older, and, treatment of medical conditions associated with ASD for improved quality of life are detailed.
Information is provided to help children with autism learn language and other important skills. Strategies are highlighted from the book: The Verbal Behavior Approach: How to Teach Children with Autism and Related Disorders, and guidance is offered using scientifically proven strategies of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), specifically utilizing B.F. Skinner’s Analysis of Verbal Behavior. This workshop is applicable to parents and professionals working with children with autism and other developmental disorders.
The Verbal Behavior Supports Project provides applied behavior analytic services to students with autism in over 100 classes within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Language instruction is guided by the analysis of verbal behavior and includes both intensive teaching through a discrete trial format as well as natural environment teaching. The main goal of these presentations will be to provide preliminary demonstrations of positive changes in student functioning along dimensions of behavior associated with autism.
For more information please call Florida Tech Continuing Education/Professional Development at 1-321-674-8382 or email firstname.lastname@example.org