ABi is excited to announce a series of new workshops in 2017 that have been developed by our Clinical Director and Senior Behaviour Support Consultants. Our workshops will be covering a range of topics and will be delivered to small groups at our Seven Hills and Miranda offices. There are also some workshops available that will be in an online webinar format.
Click here to download our 2018 Parent Workshop Schedule
Foundation Parent Workshop
The foundation parent training workshop introduces parents to the primary parts of an Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) program (e.g. reinforcement, functions of behaviour, prompting, basic behaviour management strategies). This workshop will help parents understand more about ABA programming and teach some basic strategies to help manage their child’s behaviour and teach their child new skills.
Building Block – Routines
The purpose of this workshop is to teach parents and professionals about the importance of routines and how they can be established or changed. We will review some ABA concepts (e.g., reinforcement, functions of behaviour) and go over some strategies for teaching children new routines, helping children to tolerate expected and unexpected changes in routine, and how to address inappropriate or undesirable routines.
Building Block – School Skills
Some of the most common questions we get from parents of young children revolve around getting their child prepared for going to school. In this workshop we talk about the skills that children require to manage in a school setting, the types of classrooms that a child may be placed in, and some general information around how schools determine which level of support a child needs in school. We will also give you some tools to help your child develop the important skills they should have for attending school
Building Block – Toilet Training
Toilet training can be a daunting process for any parent. In this workshop we address some of the most common questions we have from parents such as: How do I know if my child is ready to be toilet trained? What is the best way to go about teaching my child to use a toilet? Do I use a potty or toilet seat, pull ups or underwear, have my son sit or stand? How do I teach them to use the toilet successfully? What do I do if they have an accident? Throughout this workshop we will answer these questions and provide ABA based strategies and recommendations.
Building Block – Early Language
In this workshop attendees will learn how language develops and the developmental milestones for communicating. We will review methods for encouraging early language development, when to see a speech language pathologist, and some ways that we can address communication delays.
Building Block – Community Access
Parents often worry about their child’s behaviour and safety when in the community. In this workshop we will discuss some ABA techniques for managing behaviours in the community, including tantrums at the checkout and absconding in the parking lot, and teaching children important skills to help them access the community safely. By the end of this workshop you should have some strategies for managing tantrums and absconding in the community, and some ways to address skill deficits that can make community access difficult (e.g., lack of safety skills, stranger awareness).
Building Block – Feeding
Feeding problems can present in several different ways. This may be complete refusal to eat, selective eating, eating too fast, or behaviours around sitting at the table for dinner. In this workshop we will focus on teaching parents and professionals some ABA strategies for addressing inappropriate mealtime behaviours, discuss important areas to address before starting a feeding program, review the types of feeding problems that may arise and review some strategies to increase variety within a child’s regular diet.
Building Block – Sleep
Sleep issues can be stressful for both the child and the rest of the family, they also tend to impact the family’s entire day. This workshop aims to provide parents and professionals with ABA techniques to address common issues around sleep. The topics discussed include the importance of a bedtime routine and how to establish one, discussing strategies for addressing sleep issues such as co-sleeping, night time waking, night time toilet training and difficulties getting a child to bed. At the end of the workshop there will be a Q & A section.
Fundamentals of ABA webinar
This workshop introduces the basic fundamental components of any behaviour management program including: reinforcement, functions of behaviour and the ABCs. We also review some quick and easy preventative measures that can be used to reduce behaviours of concern. This training is provided by a highly experienced Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA-D).
Advanced ABA workshop
The advanced training workshop is directed towards people who have completed the fundamentals of ABA. In this workshop we will cover several components of an ABA program and behaviour support plan. The topics that are covered include: reinforcement, functional behaviour assessment, preventative and reactive strategies, replacement behaviours, task analysis, Discreet Trial Training (DTT) and naturalistic teaching methods, errorless teaching and prompt fading. This training is provided by a highly experienced Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA-D).
To find out more information or to register for the available workshops please contact ABi on (02) 9569 7700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABi also offer individualised workshops tailored to individual organisation needs, please contact us directly to discuss your options.