Professional Development

Disguising Work as Play Using ABA *

Presented by SPG BCBA Clinical Supervisors (3 hrs)

This presentation focuses on how SLPs can use common Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) principles and procedures to keep therapy sessions fun, motivating and effective. Attendees will learn to embed communication trials into naturalistic play activities using a function-based approach. Strategies including antecedent adjustments, reinforcement contingencies, and responding to challenging behavior to promote language acquisition will be woven into the presentation and small group, hands-on activities will give participants an opportunity to practice implementing these strategies. Helpful handouts designed specifically for school-based SLPs will also be provided.