Individuals of all ages need to learn many critical functional living skills in order to successfully participate in a wide range of home, school and community-based activities. This workshop will provide participants with the knowledge, skills, and tools to analyze and track a learner's functional living skills and develop an individualized intervention program to help a learner become less dependent upon assistance from others.
The Assessment of Functional Living Skills (The AFLSTM) reviews over 900 skills in 32 functional areas, such as; traveling in the community, making purchases, seeking assistance as required, preparing meals, helping with household chores, and participating in social and leisure activities. Participants will learn how to conduct an AFLSTM assessment to identify and prioritize functional skills that their learner needs to develop. We will discuss practical and easy to implement methods to help learners develop these skills with an emphasis how to break down tasks into easy-to-teach steps (task analysis). Participants will learn strategies to support and enhance the learner's motivation to participate in the tasks. The presenter will demonstrate methods for using and then fading prompts as those skills are learned. Videos showing parents teaching various functional living skills to their children in the home will be used to illustrate the AFLSTM.
WHEN: Friday, February 8th 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: SFU Downtown Campus - Harbour Centre
Room 1900 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC
COST: Early Bird Rate Ends January 7, 2013
Presented by: James W. Partington, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Director of Behavior Analysts, Inc.
DETAILS: ACT website