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The Sensory Dilemma - Distinguishing Between Broad Sensory Difficulties and Behavioral Functions

Jul 26, 2022 - 9:00 AM to 12:15 PM
Lenny Caltabiano, Psy.D., NCSP
Age Range
Preschool, Elementary, Middle School, High School
CEUs/CPDs for
Teachers, BCBAs, Speech Pathologists, BCaBAs, LMHCs, Psychologist – Licensed, Psychologists – School, School Leaders, Level III Teaching Assts., Social Workers
Other Audience
Teacher Aides

Course Description

“Sensory difficulty” has become a common phrase used to describe a myriad of interfering behaviors that children may present with. Often times, behaviors presented by children with certain diagnoses such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are assumed to be sensory in nature. While it is true that many children with such disorders may present with sensory-based challenges, it should not be assumed that because a behavior appears sensory-based that it is truly serving a sensory (automatic) function.

This course describes several sensory-based difficulties a child may present with, and a distinction is made in how to identify automatic behavioral functions. Implications for intervention and treatment are also reviewed; specifically how to incorporate contingent and non-contingent reinforcement procedures to address sensory-based behaviors.

Registration Options
  • Jul 26, 2022 - 9:00 AM to 12:15 PM

    General Registration65.00
    Family of Kidz Employee Registration55.00
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