On Friday, February 16th, Chloe Scott, Behaviour Consultant for the Geneva Centre for Autism spent the morning with the staff facilitating a PD session on Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). ABA is a scientific approach to understanding behavior. Through research, the field of ABA has developed many techniques for increasing useful behaviors and reducing those that may cause harm or interfere with learning.

The workshop focused on:

  • Why behaviors happen
  • How to make a plan to reduce unwanted behaviors
  • How to teach replacement behaviours
  • How to change the consequences
  • How to evaluate the behaviour change

The staff at The Academy would like to thank Chloe for sharing her expertise with us.

Some Professional Development resources from the Geneva Centre for Autism:

  1. Free Online Series – Introduction to Autism
  2. Group and Transition Services – Registration
Professional Development – Applied Behavior Analysis

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