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Parent Collaboration: A Review of Research Based Strategies for Supporting Families and Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

A Webinar with Gretchen Grundon, M.A., BCBA and Dr. Michael J. Cameron
CEUs: 2 (Type 2) CEUs in Ethics for Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Fee: $25.00

Abstract:
The general consensus is that behaviorally based parent education programs, designed for families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, are effective. However, the zeal for parental engagement is often at variance with the reality of family circumstances. In consequence, surveillance data shows that 28% of families struggle with the requirement to participant in their child’s therapy, or maintain adherence with their child’s plan of care. Since parenting behavior has been shown to be one of the most important contributors to healthy child development and wellbeing, a premium is placed on effective mediator-professional collaboration.

Contemporary Board Certified Behavior Analysts must be conversant with observational parenting assessment tools, various curricula to guide parent education, ecological assessments, and research-based models to promote whole family engagement. Moreover, this level of preparedness must be limned with good quality of life and parenting outcome measures and anodyne support systems.

Within this webinar, participants will:

  1. be introduced to structured observational assessment tools to evaluate, monitor, and quantify parenting quality,
  2. learn about effective strategies for supporting family members in their role as interventionists,
  3. review data collection systems appropriate for family members,
  4. acquire information about the relevance of the aesthetics of behavioral arrangements and contextualized interventions, and
  5. review important issues centered on cultural and economic sensitivity and effective collaboration.

 

Successful completion of webinar offers 2 (Type 2) Continuing Education Units in Ethics to support the professional development of Board Certified Analyst and Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst.
***All sales are final.
About the Presenters

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Gretchen Grundon, M.A., BCBA

Gretchen Grundon, M.A., BCBA, has a BA in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara and her ECSE teaching credential and Master’s in Education, specializing in Autism, from San Diego State University. She has been working with children with special needs since 2000. Her experience ranges from tutoring elementary through SAT prep level, aiding in special education teachers and speech therapists, delivering intensive Early Intervention Services in the homes and teaching moderate to severe and inclusion preschool programs for learners with autism. She has experience teaching college level course work and is a published researcher in the field of autism and staff training. Currently, she oversees school district ABA programs and provides training for parents of young children with autism.

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Michael J. Cameron Ph.D., BCBA-D

Michael J. Cameron Ph.D., BCBA-D, is the Chief Scientific Officer for The Cedar Group (Eagle Rock, California). He received his doctorate in experimental psychology at Northeastern University. He was the Founding Chair of the Department of Behavior Analysis at Simmons College, an all-women’s college in Boston, Massachusetts. His research and publications are in the areas of behavior analysis, the antecedent control of aberrant behavior, behavioral medicine, and behavioral interventions

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Successful completion of webinar offers 2 (Type 2) Continuing Education Units to support the professional development of Board Certified Analyst and Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst.
***All sales are final.