Autism: The Antidote to the 25 Hours of Professional-Delivered Service

Conference Year: 

2017

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A big challenge in early-childhood programs is how to serve children with autism, especially in the face of pressure to maximize hours of service. In this session, we present a model for giving children enough learning opportunities without robbing them of their childhood by having them in “services” for 25 hours a week. Parents and other natural caregivers learn to use caregiver-mediated interventions in which families learn to use incidental teaching, a naturalistic approach from applied behavior analysis. This session demonstrates how inappropriate ABA is bad but appropriate ABA is good.

Type: 

Concurrent

Room: 

Unassigned

Topic: 

Inclusive Practices

Age Group: 

Birth to 5

Target Audience: 

All

DEC Recommended Practices: 

Family
Instruction

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