Effective Interventions for the Treatment of Elopement - 1 CEU - 3 month subscription
by Theresa Adams, BCBA, LBS | Available for 1 BACB Learning CEU
This course will prepare you to reduce or eliminate elopement through development of function-based interventions. Questions are based on the article, “Elopement of Children with Autism: What We Know, Successful Interventions, and Practical Tips for Parents and Caregivers,” authored by Heather Walker and David McAdam. This article is published by NYSABA and it is available within the online modules or from NYSABA.org.
Effective Interventions for the Treatment of Elopement | Course Description
Elopement is a potentially life-threatening behavior exhibited across a variety of ages and disabilities. It is estimated that 50% of children diagnosed with autism between ages 4 and 10 exhibit elopement. It is also observed across a variety of ages and disabilities. This potentially life-threatening behavior is one that practitioners should be prepared to address. Based on the article “Elopement of children with Autism: What We Know, Successful Interventions, and Practical Tips for Parents and Caregivers,” this course covers defining, identifying, and treatment of elopement, as well as loss prevention strategies for parents and caregivers. (An alternative link to the article is provided in the event the original link is not functional.) The guidelines presented in the article were prepared by Heather Walker, marketing chair, and David McAdam, educational chair, of NYSABA.
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to define elopement, recommend precautions to parents and caregivers, identify possible functions of elopement, and develop function-based interventions to reduce or eliminate elopement. To complete this course, 100% accuracy must be achieved on all four modules. You may repeat the modules as often as needed to achieve 100%. Links to the required and supplemental articles are on the introduction screen of each module.
About fluency-model courses:
This course uses a fluency model. This model involves answering a series of questions, first during acquisition modules (one hour per module), and then again during fluency modules (which have a shorter time criterion). The fluency model provides many opportunities for practice. Each question is accompanied by a hint, to be used unless you are absolutely certain you know the answer. When hints are used properly, fluency-based courses can be errorless or near-errorless. Keep in mind that fluency-based courses employ a practice (active student responding) model that involves completing learning exercises that are similar to tests, but include hints and feedback. Concepts are learned when users consistently make correct discriminations on questions designed to teach concepts and promote generalization. To learn more about the benefits of fluency-model courses, please read our white paper. This course is recommended for BCBAs and BCaBAs.
Here's how it works:
- Purchase this course.
- Log into our learning platform to access the course.
- Read the article, “Elopement of Children with Autism: What We Know, Successful Interventions, and Practical Tips for Parents and Caregivers,” authored by Heather Walker and David McAdam. This article is published by NYSABA and it is available from NYSABA.org -- a link is provided on the introduction screen of the modules.
- Complete the acquisition modules to 100% correct.
- Complete the fluency modules to 100% correct.
- Once all acquisition and fluency learning modules have been completed to 100% correct, go to the Finishing Up module, complete the short survey, and print your certificate for BACB CEUs.
To manage your CEUs on the BACB web site, please use our ACE Provider # OP-02-0017.
1. Select characteristics of elopement.
2. Select options that identify why BCBAs should be prepared to treat elopement.
3. Identify precautions parents should take if their child exhibits elopement.
4. Given the results of a functional assessment, select the most appropriate intervention.
5. Given a study from the literature, select the intervention that was used to decrease elopement.
Recommended for BCBAs and BCaBAs.
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