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Using Essential for Living to Teach Functional Life Skills to Children and Adults with Moderate-to-Severe and Profound Disabilities Including, But Not Limited To, Autism

In a two-day workshop, participants will learn to teach functional life skills using Essential for Living, a Communication, Behavior, and Functional Skills Assessment, Curriculum, and Teaching Manual for Children and Adults with Moderate-to-Severe Disabilities, including Autism. This will be accomplished through didactic and hands-on training. Specifically, participants will learn to: select functional skills for older children, adults, or children with very limited skill repertoires or multiple disabilities and develop functional IEPs and ISPs, improve the effectiveness of their instruction and minimize the occurrence of problem behavior by emphasizing The Essential 8 Skills, select an alternative method of speaking for non-verbal learners that lasts a lifetime measure and document very small increments of learner progress, track learner progress with respect to functional skills and problem behavior, track very specific information about supports that learners require and easily transfer this information to new settings or new programs, and teach more effectively using specific, scientifically-validated procedures.



The presenter has requested that you purchase the handbook for the workshop. The ordering information is: https://www.essentialforliving.com and click on store; the website may be down for maintenance on Dec. 8 and 9 (Saturday and Sunday); order by Friday and select UPS ground so that you will have a handbook before the workshop.

Event Details

Presenter: Dr. Patrick MeCreevy, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Location: Bucks IU, 705 N. Shady Retreat Road, Doylestown, PA 18901

Event Dates

Tuesday 18 December 8:30 AM
Tuesday 18 December 8:30 AM

Event Options

Act 48 Hours: 12
In County Cost: $300
Out of County Cost: $350
Non Act 48 Hours: 12
In County Cost: $300
Out of County Cost: $350
Behavior Analyst Credit (BCBA Ces): 12
In County Cost: $300
Out of County Cost: $350
ASHA Credit: 0.11
In County Cost: $300
Out of County Cost: $350