ABA = Good Teaching
Robert Schramm, Institute Knospe-ABA, Germany
Description: Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the science of good teaching. It studies how people learn to behave and applies those studies to helping children with autism spectrum disorder live better lives. It is based on over 50 years of scientific research and its strategies have been changed and improved over time. As newer techniques are discovered and tested they replace older less effective ones. In ABA the concept is simple; we systematically break down learning into its smallest parts and teach it to the child piece by piece. In effect, we teach the child how to learn. The more skills a child begins to acquire the better they become at learning new skills. This webcast introduces many of the major principles of ABA. It offers information that will allow participants to understand how these principles can be used to provide effective, individualized programming. Mr. Schramm will focus on the primary principal of reinforcement and discuss how motivation can be captured and created to enhance learning.