Turning Problem Behavior Into Effective Communication
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All behavior is learned, and most behavior is
communicative. Many learners with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have
difficulty communicating basic and complex needs, which often results in
inappropriate behavior to convey messages. Professionals can support students
with ASD by examining contextual features of inappropriate behavior in order to
understand its message and then teaching students how to use more effective and
efficient communication skills instead. While seemingly straightforward, this
functional approach to improving communication skills requires careful
consideration of several critical factors.
In this session, Jason Travers will explore the
communicative nature of behavior and provide suggestions for simple
interventions to support socially appropriate communication that improves
behavior and quality of life.
You will be able to
the reasons behind problem behavior in students with ASD
communication skills to teach to replace problem behaviors
interventions to improve functional communication of learners with ASD