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Conducting a Functional Behavior Assessment: What Is Your Student’s Behavior Telling You?
Friday August 18, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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One of the most challenging parts of working with students with autism is the maladaptive behaviors often associated with these students. As educators, it is important to understand that students use these behaviors to communicate a variety of things. In order to effectively eliminate maladaptive behaviors we have to understand what the student is trying to communicate. The process to do this is called a Functional Behavior Assessment.
In this edWebinar, Nina Finkler, M.Ed., LDT/C, BCBA, and President of Nina Finkler Autism Services, describes the process of a Functional Behavior Assessment and offer suggestions on how to use the information obtained to develop behavior reduction strategies. This recorded session will benefit special education teachers, speech therapists, and paraprofessionals.
About the Presenter
Nina Finkler is the president of Nina Finkler Autism Services, LLC based in East Windsor, New Jersey. Ms. Finkler has over twenty years of experience working in the field of autism. Her experience includes extensive practical application of applied behavior analysis, curriculum development, professional/parent training, consultation, and assessment. Ms. Finkler has presented at both the state and national levels on various topics including effective teaching strategies for students with autism, behavior management strategies, and educational assessment. She holds a Master’s degree in Special Education from Rutgers University and is a New Jersey licensed Learning Consultant and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Ms. Finkler is on the advisory board of National Autism Resources.
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