Dr. Adel Najdowksi will be presenting a workshop titled Recent Research & Strategies for Teaching Perspective-Taking Skills to Individuals with Autism on July 24, 2017 from 3:00 - 4:00 PM. Registration for the event is $50 and professionals can earn 1 BACB Type II credits for this workshop. Please register here.
A skill area that is central to socialization and that has received a great deal of attention as being a common deficit in individuals with autism is perspective taking (sometimes referred to as Theory of Mind; Baron-Cohen, Leslie, & Frith, 1985). Nevertheless, a paucity of research that evaluates treatments to remediate such deficits exists. This presenta-tion will describe recent research and the development of a curriculum that focuses on teaching perspective-taking skills to individuals with autism. Specific treatment targets and strategies as well as video demonstrations of teaching techniques will be presented for concepts such as sensory perspective taking, thinking, knowing, and deception.
- Attendees will be able to identify the difference between developmental psychology definitions and behavior analytic interpretations of perspective taking
- Attendees will be able to describe how behavioral skills training has been used to teach perspective-taking skills to children with autism
- Attendees will be able to describe recent research that has focused on teaching perspective-taking skills to chil-dren with autism