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This is a live interactive webinar. Registered participants will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to join the workshop.

Presenter: Dr. Aila Dommestrup, PhD, BCBA-D and Dr. Ashley Murphy, PhD, BCBA

CEUs/Category: 3.0 Cat. 1 CEUs

Course Description: This one-day workshop provides participants with an introductory overview of the basic theory of applied behavior analysis (ABA) as it pertains to teaching new behavior and reducing problem behavior for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). This training is for people who are or will be working with children with I/DD, but who do not have a strong behavioral background and wish to learn more about the theoretical foundations of ABA.

Instructional Level: Introductory

Learning Objectives: This workshop is designed to help participants:

1. Describe the history of ABA and its basic theoretical foundations.
2. Identify the basic principles of ABA and how it applies to a variety of settings and contexts.
3. Apply the basic principles to change behavior, whether in an educational, community, or home setting or situation.
4. Discuss using ABA to increase academic behavior.
5. Identify some key educational strategies for working with children with disabilities.
6. Discuss using ABA to understand problem behavior and how behavior is affected by the environment.

Target Populations:

  • Counselors
  • Educators
  • Occupational therapists
  • Organizational leaders
  • Paraprofessionals
  • Parents/caregivers
  • Physical therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Social workers
  • Speech/language therapists
  • Students
  • Support and other school staff members

Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities at Kennedy Krieger Institute is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education programs and maintains full responsibility for this program. Kennedy Krieger Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Kennedy Krieger Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 3.0 Continuing Education Credits (Category 1) will be granted to social workers and licensed psychologists. A Certificate of Attendance will be made available for all other disciplines. No conflicts have been identified (this includes commercial support and research grants/funding). The registration fees include: $55 registration fee will be charged for professionals, $15 registration for parents/caregivers/individuals with disabilities, and $10 for students/trainees workshop registrations.

No processing fee required for payment by check. Apply promo code "PAYBYCHECK” at checkout. All checks must be received 5 business days prior to the training

Make check payable to: Kennedy Krieger Institute (In note section write "MCDD SLS Training")

Mail check to: Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities at Kennedy Krieger Institute, Attn: MCDD Training Program, 7000 Tudsbury Road, Baltimore, MD 21244
Kennedy Krieger Institute Employees:  Enter promo code "KKISTAFF" at checkout.

Cancellation Policy:  Refund requests must be received by fax 443-923-9570 or e-mail  7 business days before the training. No refunds will be made thereafter.

Maryland Center for Developmental Disability at Kennedy Krieger Institute reserves the right to cancel any of its workshops due to unforeseen circumstances. In this event, we will refund the registration fee only and not additional costs associated with attending the workshop. Should you have any questions, call 443-923-5555.