Strategies to Increase the Efficacy and Efficiency of Instruction for Individuals with ASD
June 27, 2019 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Presented by Dr. TIffany Kodak, Ph.D., BCBA-D
This event is FREE to attend. The instructional content is intended for professionals in the field.
The prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) continues to increase, with recent estimates indicating 1 in 59 children have received this diagnosis. Despite substantial federal funding initiatives to identify effective treatments for individuals with ASD, there are too few behavior analysts to provide empirically supported treatments to clients. To address the growing need for behavioral intervention among children with ASD by potentially reducing the duration of intervention, an emphasis on efficient intervention procedures that result in rapid acquisition and attainment of treatment goals is necessary. Dr. Kodak will discuss two related questions that are the focus of her research and require additional investigation to arrange individualized interventions for learners that promote the efficacy and efficiency of instruction. She will review investigations of instructional strategies that were ideal for each learner. In addition, Dr. Kodak will describe instructional strategies that can be used to increase the efficiency of learning. The presentation will conclude with a description of the potential long-term effects of efficient intervention practices.
Seminar Learning Objectives
- The audience will identify two strategies that can be used to increase the efficiency of instruction with most learners
- The audience will learn the difference between a performance deficit and a skill deficit
- The audience will identify two questions that should be asked when considering how to design effective instruction for learners
Continuing Education Opportunity
KGH Autism Services is an authorized ACE Provider. This event is eligible for 1 Type II BACB CE for $25.00. If you are interested in receiving 1 Type II BACB CE, please register here: https://kghconsultation.org/calendar/event/strategies-to-increase-the-efficacy-and-efficiency-of-instruction-for-/
Dr. TIffany Kodak, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Dr. Kodak is a licensed psychologist, licensed behavior analyst, and Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She started working with individuals with autism spectrum disorder more than 25 years ago while earning her bachelor’s degree in San Diego, CA. Dr. Kodak obtained a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at North Dakota State University and her Ph.D. in School Psychology from Louisiana State University. Thereafter, she completed an internship at the Marcus Autism Center and her post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Munroe-Meyer Institute. Dr. Kodak was formerly the Director of the Early Intervention program at the Munroe-Meyer Institute, an Associate Professor and Director of School Psychology at the University of Oregon, and an Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee before joining the faculty at Marquette University. Dr. Kodak’s research focuses on early intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder and includes increasing the efficiency of academic instruction, acquisition of verbal behavior, computer-assisted instruction, treatment integrity, conditional discrimination, early literacy skills, and social skills assessment and intervention. Due to her expertise in skill acquisition and instructional design, Dr. Kodak and her students collaborate with parents and teachers to improve learning outcomes for all their clients. In addition, Dr. Kodak’s research team evaluates parent, child, and staff preference for intervention. Dr. Kodak was the recipient of the ABAI Outstanding Mentorship Award in 2013. She formerly served as an Associate Editor (2014-2018) for the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and Learning and Motivation. She currently serves on several editorial boards including the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, The Analysis of Verbal Behavior and Learning and Motivation.