CARD Colorado Autism Conference Features Practical Solutions for Addressing Challenging Behaviors

Dr. Jonathan Tarbox will engage you with “Practical Solutions for Addressing Challenging Behaviors”. Children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) often display challenging behaviors such as stereotypy, aggression, self-injurious behavior, tantrums, and property destruction. Several decades of research have conclusively shown that addressing the function, or cause, of the behavior is an effective approach to decreasing challenging behaviors and replacing them with positive alternative behaviors.

Dr. Tarbox’s presentation will describe practical solutions for taking a functional approach to treating challenging behaviors in children with ASDs. The information contained in this presentation is taken from scientific research on effective treatments, but the focus of the presentation is on providing useful strategies that can be implemented in real-life situations, for parents, teachers, and caregivers.

For more information about the Denver event and other seminars, visit: http://denver.centerforautism.com/1conference.aspx.

About Jonathan Tarbox, PhD, BCBA-D:

Dr. Jonathan Tarbox is currently the Director of Research and Development at the Center for Autism and Related Disorders. Dr. Tarbox has worked in a variety of positions in the field of behavior analysis, including basic research, applied research, and practical work with individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities. He has worked for public school districts, private schools, sheltered workshops, group homes, developmental centers, behavioral consultation agencies, hospitals, and community-based recreational programs in a wide variety of roles. His early career involved positions at both the New England Center for Children and the Kennedy Krieger Institute.

Dr. Tarbox is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral, and he received his PhD in Behavior Analysis from the University of Nevada, Reno, under the mentorship of Dr. Linda J. Hayes. Throughout his career in behavior analysis, Dr. Tarbox has been actively engaged in basic, applied, and interdisciplinary research and has over 35 publications in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters in scientific texts, and articles in popular media.

Dr. Tarbox currently serves on the board of editors for the The Analysis of Verbal Behavior and Behavior Analysis in Practice, is a past member of the board of editors of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, and currently serves on the Governmental Affairs Committee of the Practice Board of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, the Board of Advisors for the Chicago School for Professional Psychology Los Angeles, and is the President of the Nevada Association for Behavior Analysis. Dr. Tarbox’s primary research interests include verbal behavior, rule-governed behavior, private events, and recovery from autism. Dr. Tarbox’s primary professional interests include graduate academic and clinical training, as well as dissemination of behavior analysis at the national and international levels.

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