EABA Conference 2005 - September 30th

Progress In Services for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities


 The field of developmental disabilities is ever changing. New ways of working and new research findings are constantly emerging. While research findings are informative, it is often difficult for individuals working in the field to access the practical skills that new research often directly addresses. The purpose of this one day conference is to provide individuals with both up to date research but also to provide them with skills based workshops to supplement the information in these presentations.

The conference format is a combination of three presentations in the morning on three key topics followed by three workshops to provide more in- depth information and an opportunity for skill development. Delegates can attend all three morning presentations and select one of the three parallel workshops.

Registration form

Further information from Dr Ian Grey, Department of Psychology, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland ● Phone: +353 87 2786396 ● Fax: +353 1 671 2006 ● E-mail: igrey@tcd.ie

Morning Timetable: Walton Lecture Theatre (Arts Block)

Time & Speaker

Topic 1

Research on Active Suppport: A Method for Planning Daily Activities and Support Arrangements For People with Learning Disabilities

9.15 – 10.10

Dr. Sandy Toogood

University College, North Wales

Topic 2

New Developments in Supporting Individuals with Challenging Behaviours

10.10- 11am

Dr. Brian McClean

Brothers Of Charity, Roscommon

Topic 3

The Southhampton Childhood Autism Project (SCAmP): Outcomes for children and families after two years

11.20-12.30

Professor Richard Hastings

University College, North Wales

Afternoon Timetable: Arts Block

Time & Speaker

Topic 1

Introduction to Active Support in Practice

1.45pm- 4.45pm

Dr. Sandy Toogood

University College, North Wales

Topic 2

New Developments in Supporting Individuals with Challenging Behaviours

1.45pm- 4.45pm

Dr. Brian McClean

Brothers Of Charity, Roscommon

Topic 3

Practical and Curriculum Considerations in Setting Up Home based ABA Programs

1.45pm- 4.45pm

Ms. Francesca degli Espinosa

Ph.D Program: University of Southhampton

Plenary Session

Trends in Service Provision

5pm-5.45pm

Dr. Ian Grey

KARE & Trinity College, Dublin

The total fee for the day is 80 euro. Please complete the attached registration form and return to the address provided. The number of delegates is capped at 100 to ensure that workshops are not over subscribed. CE credits for BCABA have been applied for.

Programme

Dr. Sandy Toogood 3 HOUR WORKSHOP

Active Support: A Method for Planning Daily Activities and Support Arrangements For People with Learning Disabilities

Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe Active Support and its components .
  • Relate Active Support and Applied Behaviour Analysis
  • Cite applied research into Active Support as it relates to core concepts and methods in ABA.
  • Relate, compare and contrast Active Support with other applied behavior analytic approaches (e.g. Positive Behavior Support).

Activities: Multi-media description and discussion; Rehearsing a selection of training exercises. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to take part in, or observe and critically evaluate, a simulated behavioral observation and on-site training exercise.

Audience: Behavior analysts and other professionals working into small community homes for adults with intellectual disabilities.

Level: Intermediate

Professor Richard Hastings ONE HOUR LECTURE

The Southampton Childhood Autism Programme (SCAmP): Outcomes for children and families after two years

Objectives: At the conclusion of the lecture, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the rationale and research design for SCAmP
  • Identify some of the barriers to implementing home-based ABA for young children with autism within a European context..
  • Describe the putative impact of home-based ABA on families (parental
    well-being).
  • Describe the rationale for group-based statistical analysis of controlled
    evaluation studies such as SCAmP.
  • Describe the rationale for statistical evalaution of outcomes for individual
    children using the concepts of reliable and clinically significant change.

Activities: Data based presentation and discussion

Audience: Audience: Behavior analysts and other professionals working with pre-school children with autism, parents of young children with autism, students in
training.

Level: Intermediate


Dr. Sandy Toogood ONE HOUR LECTURE

Research Outcomes of Active Support

 Objectives: At the conclusion of the lecture, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the components of Active Support functionally and structurally.
  • Cite applied research into Active Support as it relates to core concepts and methods in ABA.
  • Relate, compare and contrast Active Support with other applied behavior analytic approaches (e.g. Positive Behavior Support).
  • Be able to identify the primarily empirically supported outcomes of Active Support in community settings.

Activities:
Data based presentation and discussion.

Audience:
Behavior analysts and other professionals working into small community homes for adults with intellectual disabilities

Ms. Francesca degli Espinosa THREE HOUR WORSHOP
Practical and Curriculum Considerations in Setting Up Home Based ABA Programs
Objectives:
At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Appreciate the practical implications of setting up and running a home based behavioural programme.
  • Define variables likely to influence outcome.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with the commercially available behavioural curricula.
  • Understand the main characteristics of home-based behavioural programmes. understand
  • Describe how daily behavioural sessions are conducted.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the procedures used to ensure learners’ motivation and progress.
  • Identify the factors that influence treatment intensity for home based programs

Activities: Multi-media description and discussion; Rehearsing a selection of training exercises.

Audience: Audience: Behavior analysts and other professionals working with pre-school children with autism, parents of young children with autism, students in
training.

Level: Intermediate

Dr. Ian Grey & Dr. Brian McClean
ONE HOUR LECTURE
Advances in Positive Behaviour Support

Aim
To review research in the field of Positive Behaviour Support and critically evaluate the role of Positive Behaviour Support in the enhancement of the quality of life of people with severe challenging behaviours

Objectives

At the end of the lecture, Participants will be able to

  1. Describe the components of Positive Behaviour Support structurally and functionally
  2. Describe and measure key components of quality of life: community presence, community participation, relationships, choice and respect
  3. Describe the components of the Roscommon Behaviour Support Service
  4. Cite key evidence for the effectiveness of Positive Behaviour Support
  5. Analyse directions for future development of Positive Behaviour Support in three key areas; the development of relationships, the social validity of intervention and the development of real presence in the community

Activities
Data-based presentation and discussion. Video based case examples.

Audience
Psychologists, behaviour analysts and other professionals working with people with challenging behaviours

Level
Intermediate

Dr. Ian Grey & Dr. Brian McClean

THREE HOUR WORKSHOP

Advances in Positive Behaviour Support

Aim

Participants will understand and apply Positive Behaviour Support interventions

Objectives
At the end of eth workshop participants will be able to

  1. Identify the core values of Positive Behaviour Support, and relate Positive Behaviour Support to the dual theoretical frameworks of Applied Behaviour Analysis and the Disability Rights Movement
  2. Conduct a comprehensive behavioural assessment with one person with challenging behaviours
  3. Adapt the environment to create a greater fit with the needs and characteristics of the individual in his or her own service setting
  4. Design a skills teaching programme to teach a person with challenging behaviours alternative ways of communicating
  5. Design focused interventions to reduce the occurrence of challenging behaviour
  6. Design reactive plans which maximise safety and dignity of the person and others.
  7. Evaluate the effectiveness of interventions using multiple criteria (behaviour change, maintenance and generalisation, social validity, mental health and quality of life).
  8. Identify the components of comprehensive, community-based service provision for people with severe challenging behaviours

Activities
Data based and video based presentation and discussion. There will be an intensive exploration of a single case study, using video and extracts from behavioural assessment, and an opportunity to participate in simulated behavioural assessment and intervention design

Audience
Psychologists, behaviour analysts and other professionals working with people with challenging behaviours

 

 

Redaktionen / 2.09.2005