OUR NEXT GUEST:
A Conversation with
Drs. Bridget Taylor &
Join us Thursday, September 21st at 1 pm EST to discuss how behavior analysts can assess and teach job-related social skills with neurodiverse individuals.
This webinar is eligible for 1 General CE
About this Webinar
Assessing and Teaching Job-Related Social Skills:
Maximizing Success of Neurodiverse Employees
An increasing number of neurodiverse individuals are entering adulthood without adequate preparation for successful transitions to employment. Behavior analysts have much to offer these individuals as they prepare for life after high school. Challenges with job-related social skills, such as asking for help and responding to feedback, are likely barriers to positive employment outcomes. We will discuss behavior-analytic tools to help promote success in this area, including a direct assessment of potential social skills targets and an assessment-driven approach for identifying effective ways to teach these skills.
- Learners will state important job-related social skills.
- Learners will describe a methodology for assessing job-related social skills.
- Learners will identify evidence based interventions for teaching these skills.
Grob, C.M., Lerman, D.C., Langlinais, C.A., & Villante, N.K. (2018). Assessing and teaching job-related social skills to adults with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 52(1), 150-172. Access the article here.
About the Speakers
Dorothea C. Lerman, Ph.D.,
is currently a Professor of Behavior Analysis at the University of Houston - Clear Lake, where she chairs the Master’s program in Behavior Analysis and serves as Director of the UHCL Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities (CADD). She received her doctoral degree in Psychology from the University of Florida, specializing in behavior analysis. Her areas of expertise include autism, developmental disabilities, skill acquisition, functional analysis, teacher and parent training, and treatment of severe behavior disorders. She currently oversees several programs at CADD, including a focused intervention program for children with autism, a vocational program for adults with disabilities, a student support program for college students with autism, and a teacher training program for local school districts. Dr. Lerman has published more than 125 research articles and chapters, served as Editor-in-Chief for The Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and Behavior Analysis in Practice and has secured more than $2 million in grants and contracts to support her work. She was the recipient of the 2007 Distinguished Contribution to Applied Behavioral Research Award and the 2001 B.F. Skinner Award for New Researchers, awarded by Division 25 of the American Psychological Association. She also was named a Fellow of the Association for Behavior Analysis-International in 2008. Dr. Lerman is a Licensed Behavior Analyst and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.
Dr. Bridget Taylor, Psy.D, BCBA-D
is co-founder and CEO of Alpine Learning Group and is Senior Clinical Advisor for Rethink Behavioral Health. Dr. Taylor has specialized in the education of individuals with autism for over 30 years. She holds a Doctor of Psychology from Rutgers University, and received her Master’s degree in Early Childhood Special Education from Columbia University. She is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst and a Licensed Psychologist. Dr. Taylor is past president of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board and past Associate Editor of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. She currently serves on the board of the Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior (SEAB). Active in the autism research community, Dr. Taylor has published numerous peer-reviewed research articles and book chapters on innovative practices to improve the lives of individuals with autism. Her most recent work explores compassionate relationship-building with families in the provision of clinical services to individuals with autism. Dr. Taylor has been recognized by the Association for Applied Behavior Analysis International for her outstanding contributions and received ABAI’s Fellow designation.
Neurodevelopmental Disabilities & Employment
Dorothea C. Lerman
This book provides a comprehensive curriculum on essential job-related social skills that will aid educators, job coaches, behavior specialists, behavior analysts, and other professionals to improve employment outcomes of individuals with autism spectrum disorder and other neurodevelopmental disabilities.
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