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      Sean Casey Workshops on Feeding Disorders and Functional Behavior Analysis in Tacoma

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      August 8, 2015

      Saturday   9:00 AM

      6501 South 19th Street
      Tacoma, Washington 98466

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      Sean Casey Workshops on Feeding Disorders and Functional Behavior Analysis

      About Sean Casey: Dr. Casey works for the Iowa Department of Education and provides needed training and oversight for FBAs state-wide. Since 1997 he has also worked with children with severe feeding problems and their families. Dr. Casey’s program includes comprehensive in-home training. Dr. Casey is dedicated and provides families the highest quality program supported by current research and treatment strategies.   FEEDING DISORDER WORKSHOP August 7, 2015 5:00pm-8:00pm   Children with Developmental Delays and Autism Spectrum Disorders often display feeding issues such as food selectivity or food refusal. Prompt assessment and appropriate treatment for food selectivity/refusal can have a lasting impact on major goals including: 1) increased numbers of bites consumed, 2) decreased food refusal, 3) decreased problem behaviors, 4) increased consumption of caloric needs by mouth, and 5) less dependence of supplemental feedings.   The following objectives will be covered in this workshop: 1) define a feeding disorder, 2) determine the prevalence of feeding disorders, 3) identify 3 main potential causes for feeding disorders, 4) determine present levels of eating performance (PLEP), 5) measure appropriate and critical behaviors for baseline and goal establishment, 6) identify commonly used treatment components used to increase bite acceptance and to reduce food refusal, and 7) know where to go for additional assistance as part of a larger system in the continuum of care.   Broader array of Objectives include:Definition and Prevalence of Feeding Disorders, How feeding problems are presumed to develop, Delineate the differences between a “Total food refusal” child vs. “Food selective” child, Data collection on Important Feeding Measures, The Behavioral Model of Assessment and Treatment of Feeding Disorders, recommendations of scope and sequence of treatment course, appropriate time frames to evaluate treatment efforts (i.e. when is a feeding program complete? When does one refer on?)Case Studies, Additional Resources and Q & A.   FBA WORKSHOP August 8, 2015 9:00am-3:00 pm   Children with challenging behavior can present parents, teachers and clinicians with significant difficulties that can preclude the learning of critical educational skills permitting for maximal inclusion. Functional behavioral assessments (FBA) has been an ever evolving technology that permits one to understand “why” challenging behaviors occur or do not occur. This critical understanding is tantamount to the development of function-based behavior intervention plans used to reduce the occurrences of challenging behaviors and increasing adaptive behaviors for these children. The more advanced the FBA, the better the prediction of function determination of the FBA, which in turn leads to better behavioral outcomes for the child assessed. Some of the goals of this 5 hour workshop are to: 1) understand that function is more important than the topography of behavior, 2) understand the ‘continuum of assessments’ that are included in the term FBA, 3) to be exposed to a variety of FBA technologies, 4) be able to select interventions based on FBA data, and 5) learn how to use data to evaluate the determination of function and to assess the effectiveness of the subsequent behavior plan. The workshop will also employ several case studies, including data segments illustrating the benefits of these technologies.    

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