ABACGives Free Webinar
How to Recognize Dangerous and Ineffective Treatments of Autism
Presented by: Russell Lang, PhD
Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2017 Time: 12:30-2:30 pm eastern
Recording Information: ABACAccess5
2 continuing education credit hours available for social workers and certified counselors at a reduced price. Select Continuing education credit when you add the webinar to your cart. (Social workers may only receive CE hours for watching the live event).
There are many treatment options for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Unfortunately, many of these treatments have not been sufficiently researched to be considered evidenced-based practices. Other treatment options have been researched extensively but results suggest that benefit is unlikely or, in some cases, exposure to the treatment presents an unacceptable risk of harm. This webinar will (a) identify the most commonly used treatments which lack a sufficient evidence base and/or present unacceptable risk; (b) describe characteristics (warning signs) that could be used to identify pseudoscientific and fad interventions; and (c) present an approach to making decisions regarding treatment selection. The webinar is intended for parents, teachers and other people who care about the well being of people with ASD.
After completing this webinar, participants should be able to:
- Identify specific treatments often provided to people with ASD that lack sufficient evidence and/or present a risk of harm
- Recognize characteristics of pseudoscientific treatments
- Make informed treatment decisions
- Effectively advocate for data-driven decisions when working with service providers
Russell Lang PhD: is an Associate Professor of Special Education and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D). He earned a doctoral degree in Special Education with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Autism from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Lang completed a post- doctoral researcher position at the University of California in Santa Barbara. He has published over 150 peer-reviewed research papers and multiple book chapters concerning the education and treatment of children with ASD and other developmental disabilities. His primary research interest is in the treatment of problematic and challenging behaviors in individuals with ASD. Dr. Lang’s research is most often conducted in applied settings including children’s homes and schools. He serves on the editorial review boards for Journal of Behavioral Education; Behavior Modification; Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability; and Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities. He is an Associate Editor for Journal of Child and Family Studies and Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities.
Presenter Disclosure Statement:
Dr. Lang does not receive royalties for materials or programs mentioned in this event. Dr. Lang receives speaker fees for presenting for ABAC.
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