The individuals that we provide services to come to us as whole people and may require services from more than one discipline for effective diagnosis and integrated intervention. Those who have autism may experience multiple disorders, such as epilepsy, anxiety disorder, ADHD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and/or Apraxia. Some clients with dementia may display aggressive behavior as well as memory problems and confusion, in addition to multiple medical diagnoses including osteoporosis, diabetes, and neuropathy. As behavior analysts, we need to determine whether we have the experience necessary to work with people with such complex conditions.
Behavior Analysts who may have limited experience working with individuals with a specific confounding condition need to know when they need additional training before proceeding, and when called upon to assess and treat challenging behavior, when behavioral assessments and prior diagnostic information from sister disciplines are sufficient to proceed, and when to make a referral to outside specialists. This webinar, presented by the esteemed Dr.Travis Thompson who has worked individuals with developmental disabilities including those with dual and complex diagnoses in medical settings and behavior analysis clinics most of his career (at Univ of Minnesota, Vanderbilt Univ. and Univ of Kansas Medical Center), will cover basic principles of scope of practice, professional collaboration, as well as what behavior analysts can do to gain the experience necessary to increase their scope of practice, including those whose supervised experience was primarily with young learners with autism.
After attending this event participants should be able to
1) Define and describe Scope of Practice
2) Describe referral guidelines within behavior analysis as well as related disciplines.
3) Describe the options available to behavior analyst practitioners for obtaining experience with other related conditions
4) List the essential skills necessary to work with professionals in sister disciplines
10:05 am: Pretest
10:10 am: Presentation begins
11;30 am: 10 minute break
11:40 am: First Q&A Session- submit questions via chat
11:50 am: Presentation resumes
12:45 pm: Q&A submit questions for chat
1:00 pm: Posttest, Evaluation and submit attendance codes
Dr. Travis Thompson completed a doctorate in psychology with subspecialties in behavior
analysis, neuroscience, child psychology and developmental disabilities. He has worked in
medical settings as well as psychology departments and behavior analysis clinics most of
his career (at Univ of Minnesota, Vanderbilt Univ. and Univ of Kansas Medical Center). As
a doctoral student, he completed most of the first year of medical school course work and
later directed a psychopharmacology training program at the Univ of Minnesota. He
co-directed a major multiple disability research program at Vanderbilt University dealing
with genetic contributions to disabilities. He worked in the Pediatric Clinical
Neuroscience Autism Clinic at the University of Minnesota and directed a private
community based early behavioral intervention program in Minneapolis, MN. His
expertise includes working with complex cases of multiply caused severe behavior
challenges in autism and other developmental disabilities. He is a licensed psychologist in
Dr. Thompson is author, co-author and/or editor of books that are mentioned during some of his
presentations for ABAC. He receives royalties from the sale of the books. He also receives speaker
fees for presenting for ABAC.
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 aoud 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.