Event Date: Jun 09, 2017
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Significant declines in thinking, reasoning, problem-solving, planning, or remembering are common. They can be due to neurocognitive disorders (e.g., dementia) and a range of other conditions. Indeed, cognitive loss sooner or later affects all of us – directly, or indirectly through friends or family members. Focusing on progressive neurodegenerative diseases, the webinar will provide a reconceptualization of cognitive loss from a behaviour analytic perspective and suggest individually tailored, collaborative, and innovative treatment strategies. Behaviour analysis is uniquely suited to promote a novel and implementable vision for improving the health, independence, and quality of life for the many individuals with neurocognitive loss and their care partners.
- Begin to understand neurocognitive disorders and associated emotional and behavioural changes from a behaviour analytic perspective.
- Describe a functional approach to verbal behaviour and its application in everyday interactions with individuals with cognitive loss.
- Gain a general understanding of individually tailored, step-by-step functional assessment and intervention, to promote quality of life for individuals and families living with cognitive loss.
- Learn how behavioural analysis can be incorporated into the care of the BSO target population and obtain resources for further learning.
Behavioural Supports Ontario &
The Ontario Association for Behavioural Analysis Collaboration
Presenter(s):Dr. Claudia Drossel,
Assistant Professor & Licensed Psychologist,
Eastern Michigan University, Department of Psychology