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Ilene Schwartz

PhD, BCBA-D

Dr. Ilene Schwartz is a professor in the Area of Special Education at the University of Washington and the Director of the Haring Center for Research and Training in Education at UW. She earned her Ph.D. in child and developmental psychology from the University of Kansas and is a board certified behavior analyst (BCBA-D). Dr. Schwartz has an active research and professional training agenda with primary interests in the area of autism, inclusive education, and the sustainability of educational interventions. She has had consistent funding from the U.S. Department of Education since 1990 and serves on a number of editorial review boards, including the Topics in Early Childhood Special Education and the Journal of Early Intervention. Dr. Schwartz is the director of Project DATA, a model preschool program for children with autism that has been in operation since 1997, and is currently involved in research projects examining the efficacy of the Project DATA model with toddlers and preschoolers with autism.

Dr. Schwartz has been working with children with ASD since 1978. She is dedicated to developing, evaluating, and disseminating effective and sustainable instructional strategies for students with disabilities. She is committed to helping every child with a disability have access to a high quality, inclusive educational experience.

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Facilitating Communication for Children with Autism

Presented by Ilene Schwartz, PhD, BCBA-D

Facilitating Communication for Children with Autism

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Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the most researched and effective strategy to use with clients with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Instructional strategies based on ABA have been demonstrated to be effective in teaching behavior across developmental domains, including communication. Since communication differences are one of the core deficits associated with ASD, effective strategies to facilitate communication are of interest to all professionals working with clients with ASD. This course will provide information about four instructional techniques that have been shown to be effective in promoting increased quality and quantity of communication in clients with ASD.

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Using Visual Supports for Children with Autism

Presented by Ilene Schwartz, PhD, BCBA-D

Using Visual Supports for Children with Autism

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Visual supports are one evidence-based practice used to prevent challenging behaviors and teach functional alternatives to replace them. The use of visual supports can assist clients with autism and related disabilities by providing them with alternative ways to receive the information they need to be successful in activities and daily routines. The purpose of this course is to provide a framework for using visual supports across settings and instructional situations and to provide examples of how SLPs, OTs, and PTs can integrate these strategies into their practice.

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Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis

Presented by Ilene Schwartz, PhD, BCBA-D

Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis

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Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the most evidence-based approach to providing treatment to clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). As the prevalence of ASD continues to increase (current prevalence rate is 1 in 68), almost all therapists will have at least some clients with ASD on their caseload. Therefore, basic knowledge about the principles of ABA is becoming required content for SLPs, OTs, and PTs. This course will provide a basic primer about what ABA is and how the principles of ABA can be used in conjunction with therapy practices to enhance outcomes for clients with ASD.

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Using Behavioral Strategies for Children with Autism

Presented by Ilene Schwartz, PhD, BCBA-D

Using Behavioral Strategies for Children with Autism

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Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the most researched and effective strategy to work with clients with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). ABA is the application of behavioral principles to solve socially important problems. Therapists from multiple disciplines can use behavioral strategies to enhance the effectiveness of their therapeutic interactions with client with ASD. The purpose of this course to provide an outline of the basic instructional strategies most associated with behavioral interventions and to provide examples of how SLPs, OTs, and PTs can integrate these strategies into their practice.

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