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ABACLive Cambridge Center Series Presents Eitan Eldar: Using Movement and Games to Enhance Learning, Social Skills and Inclusion
for People with Intellectual Disabilities, Families and Professionals

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Title: ABACLive Cambridge Center Series Presents Eitan Eldar: Using Movement and Game to Enhance Learning, Social Skills and Inclusion with People with Intellectual Disabilities, Families and Professionals

Presented By: Eitan Eldar Ph.D. BCBA-D

LIVE Webinar Date: Thursday July 16, 2020 

Time: 12:30-2:30 pm eastern (New York)

Recording Availability: Until 2/26/20  at 11:59pm eastern

Abstract

In this webinar, Dr. Eldar will present his model for using movement and games as a uniquely ideal context enabling family members and clinicians to design a challenging learning and social atmosphere for their children. The model is based on a series of scripts offering a simulation of real-life situations. It can support a specific clinical goal such as developing self-control; support a school curriculum; serve as an extended behavioral program for individuals / groups. The model has recently been implemented with Autistic children, supporting communication and social skills on an individual level and as a preparation for inclusion. The rationale behind developing the model will be discussed and specific behavioral procedures and principles supporting the model will be cited. In addition, the structure of the model will be described, followed by different examples of its optional implementation. Components of the model, modified during the past 20 years, will then be portrayed. The lecture will conclude with recommendations and examples for utilizing the model in a variety of educational and clinical settings applicable to various populations. Attention will be devoted to the potential of using these procedures as a part of an individual program for ASD populations and for supporting their inclusion in the regular education system.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the unique characteristics of physical activity and games as supportive learning contexts.
  • Identify behavioral principles and procedures that enhance learning in these contexts.
  • Identify the general structure of the model and describe its components.
  • Design and identify various physical activities as clinical scripts, serving specific behavioral goals
  • Identify observation forms to evaluate students’ progress.
  • Identify adaptations to the  the components of the model to different populations and programs.
  • Identify the rationale of the model to parents and practitioners.

Presenter Bio and Disclosure Statement

Dr. Eitan Eldar (BCBA-D) is the head of the Applied Behavior Analysis in Psychiatry Program at Sheba Medical Center, Israel. He initiated the first ABA program in Israel and chaired it for thirty years. Served as the chairman of the Israeli Applied Behavior Analysis Association (IABA). Published books and papers in the area of Applied Behavior Analysis and Teacher Education. His book "Applied Behavior Analysis – Principles and Procedures" is the major textbook in Hebrew. Dr. Eldar developed the model - "Educating through the Physical", integrating physical activity and games as a context for value education and behavioral rehabilitation. Received the award for International Dissemination of Behavior Analysis by SABA (San Diego, May 26, 2007).
Studied the individual inclusion of Autistic children in the regular education system and formulated an inclusion model adopted by the Israeli Ministry of Education. Developed (2006 – 2010) a comprehensive clinical program for Wucailu - an organization for supporting children with ASD - based in Beijing, China. During this period, 3 Centers have been established in Beijing – all provide services to families arriving from all over China. Dr. Eldar translated the BACB task list to Hebrew and took part in translating the code of ethics and a comprehensive glossary of ABA terms.

Dr. Eldar does not receive speaker fees for presenting as part of the ABACLive Cambridge Center Series. These fees are donated directly to The Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies (TM). Dr Eldar will receive royalties from the sale of his book.

 

Schedule

12:30 pm: Introduction

12:35 pm: Presentation begins

2:15 pm: Q&A submit questions for chat

2:30 pm: Posttest, Evaluation and submit attendance codes

Credit Hour Information

Behavior Analysts - 2 CEUs* (Learning)

Must pass post-test with 80% or above and submit all attendance codes

  • CEs not available for other professions

*CE for viewing Live or Recording

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