Early Intervention: What I Wish I Knew in Grad School - Group
Behavior analysts frequently work in Early Intervention settings with populations birth to 3 years of age but do not receive behavior analytic training on typical child development and developmental research. This webinar discusses some of the key aspects of developmental research that all behavior analysts should be familiar with when working in EI settings. Additionally, participants will learn about different behaviorally based interventions and procedures to use with children birth to three that more closely emulate the natural environment and typical development. Participants receive access to supporting documents that provide examples of how to develop a routines based plan for families, a decision tree for determining how to structure intervention, and literature summaries relating to imitation and autism.
Participants will be able to:
- Provide a basic explanation of the Early Start Denver Model and how it is behavior analytic in nature
- Explain the importance of focus on social interaction and development with the birth to three population
- Identify the steps of the imitation procedure used within the Early Start Denver Model
- Identify resources for working with EI populations and explain how those resources support implementation of behavior analytic interventions
- Analyze whether or not skills being targeted for a birth to 3 client are being taught in the most appropriate fashion
- Identify at least 3 strategies that can be used to promote engagement within the EI setting
Megan Miller, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA (pronouns she/her/hers) is Chief Clinical Officer of DoBetter Collective. Megan earned her Ph.D. in Special Education and Behavior Analysis at The Ohio State University in 2015. Dr. Miller’s early training in behavior analysis occurred at the Cleveland Clinic Center for Autism as a volunteer/intern in 2003. Since that time, she has provided services to over 100 children diagnosed with autism and other disabilities. Dr. Miller has taught courses in behavior analysis and special education as an adjunct professor for several universities. She has co-authored journal articles published in the Journal of Developmental Physical Disability, Behavior Analysis in Practice, and Teaching Exceptional Children. She also co-authored “The 7 Steps to Earning Instructional Control” with Robert Schramm, BCBA. Megan has provided over 40 presentations to numerous professional organizations around the globe. In 2018, Dr. Miller started the #dobetter professional development movement to improve access to training in best practices in the field of behavior analysis via a free online community, webinars, and a podcast.