Challenging Behavior and Individuals With Autism: A Behavior Analytic Approach

In this 4-part video series, Jessica Graber, PhD, LP, BCBA Clinical Director, Ashley Labay, MA, BCBA, ABA Outpatient Program Manager, and Alexandra Villalobos, MEd, BCBA, ABA Case Manager  present, Challenging Behavior and Individuals with Autism: A Behavior Analytic Approach.

This video series includes a review of the diagnostic criteria of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and discusses why challenging behavior (such as aggression, self-injury, and property destruction) frequently occurs with individuals who have this diagnosis. Discussion also includes a functional approach to challenging behavior and examples of function-based interventions.

The learning objectives for this 4-part video include:

  • Explain why persons with autism are at an increased likelihood for challenging behavior.
  • Describe what is meant by a “functional approach” to understanding and treating challenging behavior.
  • Identify at least two teaching strategies that can help prevent challenging behavior.

Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted this community presentation at Claritycon2019 on July 25, 2019

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  • Claritycon is Clarity Child Guidance Center’s annual summit on children’s mental health. Created in 2013, this conference equips educators, therapists, physicians, social workers, childcare workers, and community members with important children’s mental health information.

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