Alpine Learning Group Professional Development Series: Teaching Learners with Autism to Cooperate with Medical Procedures – 7/16/19

Teaching Learners with Autism to Cooperate with Medical Procedures
Erin Richard White, Ph.D., BCBA-D Director of Adult & Transition Services

Alpine Learning Group Professional Development Series

Live Event Information:

  • Date: Tuesday, 7/16/19
  • Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm eastern time

Recording Information

  • This webinar is presented LIVE and will be recorded. All registrants have the opportunity to attend LIVE and/or view the recording during the 5 day limited access period that begins the day after the live webinar.
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Abstract:

It is common for individuals with autism to display fearful behavior when they need to undergo medical exams and treatment. Unfortunately, this can result in difficulty in diagnosing illnesses, delays in receiving treatment, and the avoidance of necessary medical intervention.  During this workshop, Dr. White will discuss how to use systematic desensitization and other treatments to teach learners to cooperate with a range of medical procedures including physicals, dental checkups, basic first aid, and blood draws. Procedures will also be described to facilitate generalization across settings and healthcare providers, including parents and caregivers. There will also be a discussion of how to collaborate with medical professionals to help them learn to become optimal providers for their patients with autism. Dr. White will also include a description of Alpine Learning Group’s unique partnership with a dental hygienist training program.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to describe recent research in teaching individuals with autism to cooperate with medical procedures.
  • Participants will be able to outline the steps for implementing systematic desensitization.
  • Participants will be able to state techniques to facilitate generalization across settings and providers.
  • Participants will be able to state strategies for collaborating with medical professionals during medical procedures.

Continuing Education:

  • Behavior Analysts: 2 Type II CEUs Live or Recording
  • Psychologists: N/A
  • Social Workers and Certified Counselors: N/A
  • Teachers: Acquire professional development hours for watching this event. Discuss the event with your supervisor to determine if it is eligible.

For ABAC’s continuing education approvals statements please view our Continuing Education page

6:00 pm: Introduction

6:05 pm: Live webinar begins

7:45 pm: Q & A session- submit questions via chat function

8 pm: Submit attendance codes, take post-test, and fill out confidential evaluation form

Dr. Erin Richard White has specialized in working with adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorders in employment, educational, community and home settings for close to two decades. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and holds both teacher of the handicapped and elementary teacher certifications in New Jersey. Dr. White completed her doctorate and master’s degree in applied behavior analysis from Caldwell University. She has published articles in the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and Behavior Analysis in Practice. She regularly serves as a guest review of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. Dr. White has presented at many local and national conferences on a variety of topics including preparing learners for adulthood, assessing and reducing problem behavior, and ethics.  She currently serves as the Continuing Education Chair for the New Jersey Association for Behavior Analysis, Inc.

Presenter Disclosure Statement:

Erin Richard White is an employee of Alpine Learning Group. The speaker is presenting on behalf of Alpine Learning Group and does not receive personal payment for presenting this webinar.

Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities

Our webinars are available to anyone who is able to access the internet. For those who are vision impaired attendance codes are read aloud and graphs and videos are described verbally. For those who require it, our webinar platform allows for closed-captioning. For more information, contact us at info@abacnj.com.

Cancellation, missed webinar, and grievance policy information

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  • Not all webinars offer continuing education credit hours to certain professionals. Check each webinar for more information.
  • No CE credit is provided for the Free ABACLive Cambridge Center Series webinars or for university/college class supplemental material.
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Attendance Codes:

Participants are required to attend the entire webinar.  ABAC presenters embed codes randomly within their webinar. These are not hidden. The codes are read out loud and left on the screen for about 20s. The codes are not case sensitive. You must write them down or other wise record them as participants must submit the codes via our attendance code submission form following the webinar to ensure attendance.

Assessment:

In addition, participants are required to pass a post-test with 80% accuracy.

Other:

The moderator will present a visual model of how to access the post-test, evaluation, and code-submission form at the end of the webinar.

Each of these are formatted as online forms and are available after the live event and for the duration of the recording access period.

Cancellation policy-

If you are unable to attend a webinar, please email Adrienne at adrienne@abacnj.com as soon as you can. We will not accept cancellations within 1 hour of the webinar start time.  If your cancellation is received prior to 1 hour before the event, we are happy to move you into another webinar or issue a refund. Please check make sure you know how long the webinar recording is available for. Most events are recorded and access is granted for up to 5 days. We will no longer offer transfers to other classes if you miss the webinar.

In the rare event ABAC must cancel a webinar due to low enrollment or presenter conflict, an email will be sent to all individuals who have already signed up arranging an transfer to another webinar or a refund.

Missed Webinar and Grievance Policy

ABAC, Inc, it’s owner, and employees do not receive royalties or non-financial benefits for the sale of any books or products authored by our guest speakers unless Adrienne Fitzer is listed as co-editor or author.

Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities

ABAC webinars are available to anyone who is able to access the internet. For those who are vision impaired, attendance codes are read aloud and graphs and videos are described verbally. For speech impaired, questions are submitted via chat. For those who require it, our webinar platform allows for closed-captioning. For more information, contact us at info@abacnj.com.

Accommodations for All Participants

If you need additional accommodations or if you are new to the webinar platform and would like the opportunity to practice how to login, Adrienne would be happy to work with you. Please email her directly at Adrienne@abacnj.com