The Autism Helper Workshop: Behavior Change: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly


June 6, 2019, Knoxville, TN


This full day workshop will offer practical solutions to foster increases in positive behaviors and decreases in problem behaviors. This session will begin by exploring how to apply these strategies to everyday situations in an applicable and proactive way. This approach will focus on the changing outcomes of behaviors by looking at the entire context and approaching behavior from a function based perspective. Audience members will learn how to conduct a thorough Functional Behavior Assessment, select appropriate and function-based strategies, and analyze data to determine growth and next steps. This workshop highlights ready-to-use interventions and real-life scenarios. The concepts can be applied to a wide range of environments. This approach will focus on changing outcomes of behavior by looking at the entire context and approaching behavior change from a function based perspective. The key is not only teaching communication, but teaching the right type of communication in order to produce long lasting behavior change.


Sasha Long, BCBC, M.A.

Learning Outcomes:

The learner will define reinforcement and identify the two common missteps related to the correct use of reinforcement.

The learner will identify the four functions of behavior and provide an example for each.

The learner will define a replacement behavior and how it relates to the function of behavior.

The learner will identify an option for altering the environmental context to reduce negative responses according to a specific function.  

The learner will name three strategies for coping during situations of extreme behaviors.


CEUs This activity is offered for up to 0.6 CEUs (6.0 hours of instruction). To register for CEUs:  

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