Parent Training for Early Intervention

Parent Training for Early Intervention

DATE: November 18, 2021



EI Parent Training: Practice, Methodology

The Guidelines for Responsible Conduct states that “The behavior analyst promotes the general welfare of society through the application of the principles of behavior.” (9.0) and If behavior analysts believe there may be a legal or ethical violation, they first determine: whether there is potential for harm, a possible legal violation, a mandatory-reporting condition, or an agency, organization, or regulatory requirement addressing the violation. ​If a client’s legal rights are being violated, or if there is the potential for harm, behavior analysts must take the necessary action to protect the client (7.02).

This talk will cover several aspects of the assessment process, what key factors are required for a BCBA to consider when prescribing treatment hours, and how to effectively fade prescribed hours based on clinical needs and ethical requirements of the BACB.

The following will be covered within this CE:

  1. Learn about the importance of parent involvement and ongoing training, and how that level of training changes as clients age.
  2. Learn how to build an intensive parent training program for newly diagnosed or new to ABA families focusing on Functional Communication Training (FCT), Reinforcement, and Behavior Intervention Plans.
  3. Learn how to tailor parent training frequency and intensity to each family’s needs, level of receptiveness, and rate of skill acquisition.
  4. Learn how to create measurable, objective parent training goals and implement data collection procedures that work for the family to show the client and family’s progress over time.
  5. Learn to have tough conversations with families related to barriers to progress and lack of participation in parent training.
  6. Learn how to set up successful collaboration of care across all providers and caregivers for the client, in the home and outside of the home.
  7. Learn how to pivot parent training goals throughout a treatment period as new concerns arise- and how to determine which would require change (e.g., how to filter through concerns and prioritize goals)
  8. Learn how to program for maintenance and generalization into the home setting with all caregivers, and ensure maintenance and generalization are occurring.
  9. How to correlate clinical recommendation for hours into parent training sessions/education
  10. Identify different curriculum options to support parent training needs.

2.0 Type 2 CEUs

-933Days -17Hours -9Minutes -15Seconds