ABA and ADHD
1 day, 7.5 CEUs, jam-packed with information focused on treating ADHD using behavior analytic principles.
Ideal for BCBAs, great for parents and other professionals.
August 16, 2023 9:30 am - 4:45 pm EDT
Unlock potential through skill-building
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common neurodevelopmental disorder that impacts approximately 6-16% of children (CDC.gov, 2023). Children with ADHD often experience challenges with emotional regulation, social skills, executive functioning and self-management, among other areas of functioning. These difficulties can lead to low self-esteem, increased conflict and poor educational outcomes (Kuriyan et. al., 2013). FBAs and BIPs completed by BCBAs have become increasingly more common for children with ADHD in school settings (Rapp et. al., 2020). Additionally, treatment recommendations from the CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics include behavioral therapy. However, ABA therapy is not widely practiced as a way to develop functional skills and bolster areas of deficits within this population. Further, parents of children with ADHD often report frustration with the lack of appropriate therapeutic options available to adequately address performance deficits. With more training and support, BCBAs could be an optimal choice as practitioners. This training supports the development of BCBAs interested in treating the ADHD population. Participants will learn specific teaching strategies, assessment techniques and programming to effectively hone the abilities of children with ADHD.
Full Day Admission: $80 for 7.5 CEUs; $25 NO CEU Option
Partial Admission: $30 for 2.5 CEUs; $10 NO CEU Option
Part 1: Understanding ADHD & Best Practices for Successful Support
9:30AM - 11:35AM EDT; 2.5 CEUs
ADHD diagnosis, symptoms & common presentations
Treatment options available to parents
Best practices to thread throughout therapy sessions
The role of parent training in ABA therapy for ADHD management
Part 2: Social Emotional Needs, Interventions and Strategies
12:25PM - 2:30PM EDT; 2.5 CEUs
Neurotypical and Neurodivergent social-emotional development
Strategies to develop social skills and emotional regulation fluency during structured therapy
Measurement, monitoring and collaboration to identify generalization and pain points while skills are in development
Part 3: Executive Functioning Development: Promoting Independence
2:40 - 4:45 EDT; 2.5 CEUs
The importance of executive functioning development
Self-management and independent skills
Working memory functions
The entire day will be recorded and distributed to participants within 48 hours following the event. Please note that by attending, you consent to being recorded. You may keep your camera and sound off for the entirety of the event. Attendance for CEUs will be monitored using keywords throughout the training.