• Steven Gonzalez, PhD, BCBA-D, LCDC-I, Clinical Director for the South Texas Behavioral Institute, Lead Faculty Psychology Chair for the University of Phoenix, San Antonio campus and graduate school professor for Kaplan University’s Applied Behavior Analysis graduate program presents “Autism and Aggression: Strategies for Success.” This 5-part video series, recorded during claritycon2014, presents some of the challenges that may be present in working with an individual who has autism, provides fundamentals for the treatment of aggression and discusses how to incorporate alternative behaviors.

    The objectives for this 5-part series include how to:

    • Recognize aggression from a behavioral analytic perspective.
    • Understand multiple interventions to successfully defuse aggression.
    • Incorporate replacement behavior for aggression.

    Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted Dr. Gonzalez at claritycon2014 on June 12, 2014.

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  • 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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  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is complex and can be difficult to identify. With as many as 1 in 68 individuals being identified, it's important to note that not all individuals appearing as ASD are properly diagnosed.

    In this 5-part video series, Sandra Salazar, LPC, a Texas Certified School Counselor and Special Education teacher who specializes in counseling children, adolescents, and adults living with autism spectrum and mood disorders, presents information for differentiating autism spectrum disorder.

    The learning objectives for this 5-part video series include how to:

    • Identify soft signs, as well as 4 core traits of ASD.
    • Distinguish differences and similarities between ASD and other conditions.
    • Identify appropriate assessments and testing instruments for ruling out or confirming ASD.

    Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted this community presentation on May 19, 2017.

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  • Lee Mason, PhD, BCBA-D, presents 'Fictional Explanations of Autistic Behavior.' During this Clarity Child Guidance Center community presentation, Dr. Mason discusses autism as a contingency-shaped disorder of verbal behavior.

    This 5-part series helps viewers to:

    • Define autism as a verbal behavior
    • Identify explanatory fictions
    • Identify characteristics of behavior analytic intervention

    Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted this community presentation on February 14, 2014.

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