A Free Live Webinar featuring Dr. Andy Bondy, Pyramid Educational Consultants

Presented through the ABACLive Cambridge Center Series. Helping those who help others, one live webinar at a time.

This event is FREE for the general public! For those wanting continuing education credits, please select continuing education when you add the webinar to your cart through ABACNJ.com website. This event is being offered at the discounted ABACGives price of $50 for two BACB® Type II CEUs.

Andy Bondy, PhD, Pyramid Educational Consultants, presents:

"Prompting, stimulus control, error correction: Why are they crucial to teaching in autism and why are we making so many mistakes?"

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm Eastern

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Abstract:There are many terms used by general and special education teachers, related service providers, and even trained behavior analysts, that when used incorrectly can lead to ineffective classroom lessons. One example is the term “prompt,” often used in the field of education. Similar problems can be found regarding in class use of error correction strategies, especially those described as ‘errorless.’ We will review and come to “terms” with the many misconceptions regarding often used terms and popular teaching strategies, including fading, most-to-least, least-to-most prompting, etc., several error-correction strategies and the host of strategies described as ‘errorless teaching.’

This webinar is going to shake up and clear up many long-held and cherished beliefs about common teaching strategies that are associated with applied behavior analysis!

Learning Objectives: After attending this event, participants should be able to:

  • Define stimulus control and its importance is lesson design.
  • Distinguish between prompt and cue.
  • Describe the logical difference between fading and most-to-least (or least-to-most) strategies.
  • Describe how stimulus control is important for error correction.
  • Describe advantages and disadvantages related to ‘errorless learning.’

Presenter Bio:

Andy Bondy, Ph.D., has over 40 years of experience working with children and adults with autism and related developmental disabilities. For more than a dozen years he served as the Director of a statewide public school program for students with autism. He and his wife, Lori Frost, pioneered the development of the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS). He designed the Pyramid Approach to Education as a comprehensive combination of broad-spectrum behavior analysis and functional communication strategies. He is a co-founder of Pyramid Educational Consultants, Inc., an internationally based team of specialists from many fields working together to promote integration of the principles of applied behavior analysis within functional activities and an emphasis on developing functional communication skills. He received the 2012 Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis award for International Dissemination of ABA.

The ABACLive Cambridge Center Series of webinars are presented by Board of Directors, Trustees, Advisors, Senior Fellows of the prestigious Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies.

The ABACLive Cambridge Center Series is the result of a collaboration between The Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies (CCBS) and The Applied Behavior Analysis Center, Inc (ABAC) designed to make behavioral health education accessible to the global community of professionals working to make a positive difference in the lives of others.

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Continuing Education:

Behavior Analysts: 2 Type II CEUs

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Venue:At your desktop or mobile device!
Starts:Oct 11th, 2017
Ends:Oct 11th, 2017


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