THE SCHOOL TEAM TO ASSESS AND TREAT PROBLEM BEHAVIOR EFFECTIVELY
Children with and without autism can demonstrate challenging behaviors that parents, school staff and other caregivers often find difficult to understand or change. In this webinar, Dr. Barbin will provide attendees with an understanding of the reasons these behaviors occur, the functional assessment process and potential intervention strategies (e.g., Behavior Intervention Plans) that can be incorporated into the classroom and extended to the home setting for improvement. She will discuss ways to increase positive, replacement behaviors and practical application of evidence-based procedures. She will also discuss ways to support the child’s school team in developing an effective plan to pave the way for a successful school year.
Dr. Barbin is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Board Certified Behavior Analyst -Doctoral and Licensed Behavior Analyst in Virginia. She founded Behavioral Directions, LLC in 2001 and currently serves as Executive Director consulting to parents, educators, and public-school districts while collaborating across disciplines to promote successful outcomes for those with autism, behavior disorders, and related disabilities. Upon completion of her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, she trained in Behavioral Psychology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Kennedy Krieger Institute. She was one of the founding directors of the Ivymount School Autism Program, a model ABA program and has practiced for over 20 years. In her leadership experience, Dr. Barbin is on the Board of Directors for the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts. She is past-president of the Maryland Association for Behavior Analysis, is a grant reviewer for the Organization for Autism Research, and previously served on the Boards of the Virginia Statewide Autism Planning Council and the Association for Science in Autism Treatment. Through her work she advocates for disability awareness and provides training to parent and professional groups at the local and national level. Her interests include teaching executive functioning skills to learners with special needs, factors related to effective school consultation, and quality indicators in autism intervention.