Communication challenges are a leading cause for behavioral difficulties.This course, Is It Sensory or Is It Behavior? Part 3: Communication-Based Behaviors, provides an overview of the common behaviors associated with communication-based problems. Using the Intervention for Challenging Behavior (ICB) form, we will review obtaining and avoiding social/communication behaviors and begin to identify intervention strategies and considerations for each. Video case studies will be used for analyzing communication-based behaviors and to demonstrate the effectiveness of intervention strategies.
Carolyn Murray-Slutsky, MS OTR, C/NDT, FAOTA
Carolyn Murray-Slutsky, MS OTR, C/NDT, FAOTA, is an international lecturer, author, private practice owner, and clinician. In 2017 she was recognized by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) as a Fellow for "Leading Excellence in Pediatrics Around the Globe." She received her undergraduate degree in special education from Ohio University; her master's degree in occupational…Read full bio
Betty Paris, PT, M.Ed., C/NDT
Betty Paris, PT, M.Ed., C/NDT, international lecturer, author, educator, private practice owner, and clinician, attained her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Florida International University and her master's in education from the University of Phoenix. She holds post-graduate certificates in sensory integration (SI) and neurodevelopmental treatment (NDT) in pediatrics and has used her…Read full bio
1. Social/Communication-Based Behaviors: Overview
This chapter reviews the Intervention for Challenging Behavior (ICB) form and distinguishes the social and communication functions of behavior. We will review obtaining and avoiding communication-based behaviors and discuss those individuals at high risk. This will help clinicians understand the underlying behavioral issues and design targeted interventions.
2. Social/Communication Based Behaviors: Avoidance Behaviors
This chapter looks at social/communication-based avoidance behaviors and distinguishes between attention based behaviors and those aimed at avoiding a task, object or activity. The causes for task avoidance will be studied in depth and a strategy for analyzing and differentiating will be reviewed. This chapter gives the professional a foundation for implementing a targeted intervention program.
3. Social/Communication-Based Behaviors: Obtaining Behaviors
This chapter looks at social/communication-based obtaining behaviors and distinguishes between attention based behaviors (positive and negative) and those aimed at obtaining a task, object, or activity. This chapter gives the professional a foundation for implementing a targeted intervention program and provides a guideline for improving communication and altering behavior.
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