When: 2nd June 2021 from 8:00pm till 10.00pm
Where: Instructions for accessing the webinar will be sent to all attendees 24 hours before start of the webinar to the registration E-Mail address provided.
CEUs: 2 CEUs will be available for this webinar.
Dr. Kimberly Maich, PhD, OCT, BCBA-D
Kimberly Maich, PhD, OCT, BCBA-D, R PSYCH (PROV) is a Professor in the Faculty of Education at Memorial University of Newfoundland in Canada, a special education specialist, a certified teacher, and the first and only Board Certified Behaviour Analyst in the province of Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada. She is also a Registered Psychologist (Provisional). Prior to working in the university setting, she worked in school, health care, and college settings. She is an experienced teacher, researcher, speaker, trainer, supervisor, and resource developer with a strong collaborative style focused on knowledge mobilization. Her primary interests lie in disabilities and special education, with a focus on autism spectrum disorders in inclusive school environments. She also researches, presents and publishes in the areas of emotional/behavioural disorders, problem behaviour, applied behaviour analysis, assistive technology, inclusive school leadership, and the early years. She has three grown children, one small grandson, a puppy, and has been married to John for 30 years. Her newest book, Autism Spectrum Disorders in the Canadian Context: An Introduction (Canadian Scholars, 2020), is co-authored with Carmen Hall.
Dr. Carmen Hall, PhD, BCBA-D
Carmen Hall, PhD, BCBA-D is the coordinator and professor of the Autism & Behavioural Science Graduate Certificate Program and teaches in the Community Integration through Cooperative Education program for adults with developmental disabilities at Fanshawe College in Ontario, Canada. Her work focuses on social skill research, including peer-mediated social skills in childcare, schools, and camp settings, technology integration in education, and early intervention. In the past number of years Carmen’s research also focuses on teaching independent life skills to adults with intellectual disabilities. In 2013, she was named an Apple Distinguished Educator, in 2014 she received the College Sector Educator Award, and in 2015 received the President’s Distinguished Achievement Award for teaching.
Supporting adults with dual diagnoses and complex support needs is challenging. However, through a pilot project in London, Ontario, Canada, it was determined that with continued learning beyond the school years in a variety of community opportunities increased quality of life. Individualized programs use the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) to break down larger skill-based targets into smaller, achievable teaching steps. Adults enrolled in the program, along with their families, select goals based on their interests. These four program pillars of the program are incorporated into each individual teaching and learning schedules, with emphases on goals-based areas. The four pillars include: (1) Skill building, (2) Recreation, (3) Generalization, and (4) Socialization. Specific activities are scheduled based on these four pillars, and during these times, adult participants have the opportunity to focus on individual goals.
Workshop participants will be able to:
- Articulate how adult day programs built on ABA principles are different from traditional day programs;
- Describe how programs built on ABA principles can meet the needs of adult learners with dual diagnoses;
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