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Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT) for Children with Autism (BACB CE's Offered)
Dr. Openden. Ph.D., BCBA, SARRC’s clinical services director, will describe the development and implementation of Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT), an evidence-based intervention for teaching children with autism. PRT is a family-centered approach that may be implemented throughout the day and across natural environments such as in the home, at school or in the community. Dr. Openden will discuss procedures for improving the pivotal response of motivation to produce generalized improvements in language and social skills and reductions in disruptive behaviors. Video examples will be used to illustrate how professionals can implement the procedures throughout the day and across settings. Participants will receive a certificate of attendance for professional development.
Daniel Openden, Ph.D., BCBA-D is Vice President and Clinical Services Director for the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC). He received his doctorate in Special Education, Disability, and Risk Studies under the mentorship of Drs. Robert and Lynn Koegel at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Dr. Openden has worked extensively with families with children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs); provided consulting and training for school districts across the country; presented research at regional, state, national and international conventions; and has been published in peer reviewed journals and book chapters in the field. He has expertise in developing training programs for teaching parents and professionals to implement Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT), a comprehensive, evidence-based treatment model for children with ASDs. At SARRC, Dr. Openden directs the center’s clinical programs and services—including an inclusive preschool, a comprehensive home-based program, and school consultation—and leads a programmatic line of research on implementing PRT in real-world settings. He is currently an associate editor for the Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, and in 2011 was honored as one of the Phoenix Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40” up-and-coming community leaders. Dr. Openden’s research interests include parent training, early intervention, inclusion, technology, and transfer of research-to-practice.
Friday, February 22, 2013
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
SARRC Vocational & Life Skills Academy (VLSA)
2225 N. 16th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85006
$50 per attendee or $45 per attendee for groups of 3 or more
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Join the Arizona Autism Coalition Parent Members: You will be eligible for a 20% discount using a discount code provided by the Coalition. For more information about the Coalition and this discount program, please visit their website at www.azautism.org or contact them via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact & Registration:
For additional details, please contact Sheri S. Dollin,M.Ed., at (480) 603-3284
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