Facinig Autism: ABA Ireland, 2005


Within Ireland and in the UK as a whole there has been an increasing demand for science-based solutions to social problems but this has been accompanied by a dearth of experienced qualified professionals. This conference encompasses a consecutive two-day meeting aimed at providing Education and Social Care professionals and parents of children with autism in Northern Ireland with an awareness of recent developments in Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA).

A number of leading scholars and practitioners from the USA, UK, and the Republic of Ireland, will present current research findings and guidance to best practice from Applied Behaviour Analysis in the treatment of autism. This conference is supported by the National Autistic Society, the European Association of Behaviour Analysis, and Queen¹s University, Belfast.


Registration form and further information

If you have a query regarding the content of the conference, please contact; Dr Mickey Keenan, School of Psychology. For Registration queries and other administrative matters please contact Sharon Adams, Continuing Professional Development Unit, University of Ulster.

Friday 16 Dec

08.30

Registration and Coffee

 

 

09.00

Welcome address

 

 

09.30

Gina Green (San Diego) Science and practice in autism

10.30

Bobby Newman (New York) Common behaviour treatment plans.  When to use them and when not to use them.

 

 

11.30

Coffee Break

 

 

12.00

Patricia J. Krantz (Princeton Child Development Institute) Teaching conversation to children with autism: Establishing relevant stimulus control for social interaction.

 

 

13.00

Lunch

 

 

14.00

William H. Ahearn (New England Center for Children) Stereotypic behavior: Redirection and competition

15.00

Jane S. Howard (California State University) Eclecticism in autism intervention:  Another emperor without clothes?

 

 

16.00

Coffee Break

 

 

16.30

Lynn E. McClannahan (Princeton Child Development Institute)Teaching self-care skills to adolescents with autism

17.30

Phil Smyth, Claire Mc Dowell, Aisling Ardiff (Saplings, Co. Kildare) The Saplings model of education, early intervention, outreach support and integration

 

 

18.30

Questions to the panel

 

End of Session

 

 

20.30

Conference Dinner

 

 

Saturday 17 Dec

Parallel Session Workshops

9.00

A1 - Lynn E. McClannahanCurriculum development for early intervention

9.00

A2 - Jane Howard & Coleen R. SparkmanBehavior analytic approaches to establishing foundational language and social skills in young children with autism

9.00

A3 - Bobby Newman Dealing with anxiety issues

 

 

10.30

Coffee Break

 

 

11.00

B1 - Patricia J. Krantz Using activity schedules in children’s homes:  Parents as partners

11.00

B2ChristosNikopolous (BrunelUniversirty) Video modeling

11.00

B3 - Tammy Hammond Natof (New York) Increasing compliance and decreasing problem behaviour

11.00

B4 - Rocio Chavez (New York) Teaching play skills to students with autism.

 

 

12.30

Lunch

 

 

14.00

C1 - Bill Ahearn Eating and autism: Facts, fiction, and treatment

14.00

C2 - Gina Green Conducting stimulus preference assessments

14.00

C3 - Phil Smyth, Claire Mc Dowell, & AislingArdiff  Designing effective programmes for verbal development. Workshop facilitators: Andrea O'Connor, Nicola Hardy, Katrina Duffy, Wendi Mc Dermott, Susan Owen

 

 

15.30

Coffee Break

 

 

16.00

C1, C2, C3 continue

 

 

17.30

Closing Remarks and End of Conference

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Redaktionen / 4.10.2005