Events & Workshops




Using Functional Communication Training to Replace Challenging Behaviors

Announced on:Wed, Jan 20, 2016

General Description:

This workshop is intended for professionals, parents, or caregivers of learners with autism and developmental disabilities, or anyone interested in the processes of teaching functional communication to individuals with language delays and deficits. The workshop will provide the audience with a basic understanding of behavior and language from a behavior analytic perspective. The purpose of the current workshop is to discuss challenging behavior, technologies for teaching language to new-word learners, and strategies for providing or finding opportunities to teach language in both the home and school environment.

Goals, Objectives & Themes:

To understand basic principles of behavior.
Identify and operationally define target behavior (behavioral excesses and deficits).
Understand and identify the functions of behavior (basic A.B.C process).
To identify appropriate replacement behavior for challenging behavior especially as they relate to teaching language.

Event Speaker(s):

  • Dr. Yors A. Garcia, phD, BCBA-D
  • Jovonnie Esquierdo Lea, BCBA

Event Details:

Event Location:
King Salman Auditorium - KFSH&RC
Last Day: Post Graduate Center Auditorium.

Event Time: 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM

Event Targeted Audience: Professionals and whomever Intrested

Event Language: English.

Event Interpretation: Available.