Relatives and caregivers of those who could benefit from Applied Behavioral Analysis will receive an informational webinar series hosted by the Upper Peninsula Association of Behavioral Analysis. UPABA is in partnership with Northern Michigan University and the Superior Health Foundation.
The live series will be held virtually on Zoom and is free and open to the public. The webinars will be held on the first Thursday of each month, starting Thursday April 29 from noon to 12:45 pm Events will continue on May 27, June 24, July 29 and August 26.
The first webinar, which takes place during exam week, is titled “An Overview of ABA: Basics, Benefits and Applications” and will be led by Carissa Rondeau, LMSW, BCBA, LBA.
“Applied behavioral analysis is an approach to behavioral psychology that seeks to increase, decrease, modify or maintain socially significant behaviors through the assessment of behavioral function and the alteration of environmental factors,” according to the website of UPABA. “ABA-based therapeutic approaches are widely recognized as the best evidence-based practice for treating the main symptoms of autism spectrum disorders. “
ABA is also used to help fight behaviors resulting from developmental disabilities, brain damage, and behavioral disturbances.
Those interested can register for the April 29 webinar through the UPABA website.