Evidence based strategies you can immediately use
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Downloadable resources & tools
On-going support and guidance through course communities
What is Behavior (10 minutes)
The 4-Functions of Behavior (20 minutes)
Why Problem Behaviors Occur (20 minutes)
How Behaviors are Maintained (20 minutes)
Preference Assessments (15 minutes)
Antecedent Interventions (45 minutes)
Reinforcement & Punishment (25 minutes)
Schedules of Reinforcement (20 minutes)
Consequent Interventions (25 minutes)
Course Summary & Wrap Up (10 minutes)
Define the functions of behavior
Describe how environmental variables impact behavior
Teach alternative behaviors
Prevent problem behaviors
Maintain alternative behaviors
This course is intended for speech-language pathologists
ASHA CEUs: McRory Pediatrics online courses are registered with ASHA and are offered for ASHA CEUs. The number of ASHA CEUs is noted above. Note that 0.1 ASHA CEU = 1 contact hour = equals 1 CEE.
ASHA CE Registry: During the enrollment process, if you select to receive ASHA credit for this course and if you complete the provided CE Participation Form, McRory Pediatrics will automatically submit your CEU information to the ASHA CE Registry after successful course completion (80% on post test). This submission happens once per month, during the first week of the month. For example, if you complete your course on June 7th, McRory Pediatrics will submit all June online course CEUs to ASHA during the first week of July. When ASHA inputs the information into their database, they will mark the course as completed on the last day of the month in which it was completed, so June 30th using this example. The certificate of completion available for you to print immediately, however, will reflect the actual completion date, June 7th in this example. Due to ASHA processing procedures please allow 3-4 weeks, from the submission date, for the course to appear on your ASHA transcript.
ASHA CEUs: Attendees must meet at least one of the following conditions in order to be eligible to earn ASHA CEUs:
- Current ASHA Member
- ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) Holder
- Licensed by a state or provincial regulatory agency to practice speech-language pathology (SLP) or audiology
- Credentialed by a state regulatory agency to practice SLP or audiology
- Credentialed by a national regulatory agency to practice SLP or audiology
- Engaged in a Clinical Fellowship under the supervision of an individual with their ASHA CCC
- Currently enrolled in a masters or doctoral program in SLP or audiology
If an attendee is not an ASHA member or CCC holder but meets any of the above criteria, they may inform the ASHA CE Registry of their eligibility by visiting this site.
Licensing Boards: Most state licensing boards DO accept CEUs earned online (usually classified as home-study credits). Some state boards do, however, place a limit to the number of credits that can be earned via home study/online courses. For the most current information, we suggest that you contact your licensing board or agency to verify acceptance policies and/or any credit limits related to home-study courses prior to registering for this course.
Nikki McRory, MA CCC-SLP, BCBA is the Executive Director of McRory Pediatric Services, Inc. a private practice in Los Angeles. Leading a company of over 300+ employees over the course of the past 20 years has not always been easy, but Nikki has developed a true passion for mentoring others, especially clinical fellows.
When not running her pediatric practice, Nikki lectures locally, on the subjects of Autism Spectrum Disorders, as well as challenging behaviors and has published articles in the Autism Parenting Magazine.
Nikki currently serves as the Board Chair of the Southern California Chapter of Autism Speaks and has been features in LA Voyage Magazine.
Financial — Nikki McRory is the Owner and Executive Director of McRory Pediatric Services, Inc.; ownership interests.
Non-financial - Nikki McRory is the Board Chair of the Autism Speaks Southern California Chapter.
As a newer clinician, managing behaviors one of the trickiest parts of juggling my current caseload. This course helped breakdown behavior basics to understa...Read More
As a newer clinician, managing behaviors one of the trickiest parts of juggling my current caseload. This course helped breakdown behavior basics to understand the functions of behaviors and how we as SLPs can intervene. Nikki is a wonderful instructor and provides a knowledgeable perspective as both an SLP and BCBA. I now have some valuable tools to start implementing with my caseload and feel more confident in my ability to manage and replace challenging behaviors. Thanks for the informative course and can't wait to access more continuing education from McRory!Read Less
This course helped me better understand how to approach challenging behaviors in the field. I gained meaningful information about how to identify challengin...Read More
This course helped me better understand how to approach challenging behaviors in the field. I gained meaningful information about how to identify challenging behaviors and look at the function of the behavior. Nikki explained everything clearly and the video examples were helpful to grasp the concepts. I am excited to implement the token boards into my sessions as well! Thank you for an interesting and applicable course on challenging behaviors.Read Less