What do all of the following have in common?

  • The noise and hullabaloo in a crowded supermarket

  • A stern, disciplinarian-type librarian

  • Siblings of a client who are embarrassed by sticky-note visual cues 

  • Problems like a missing towel or a CD player that won’t turn on


Brilliant BCBAs, have you got it by now :)?


All of these are typical obstacles that get in the way of natural environment teaching.


Once we’ve mastered our professional skills as a BCBA, sitting at a teaching table and working effectively with a client can be a no-brainer. We have all our equipment on hand, there are very few distractions and it’s simple to collect necessary data. 


What happens though when we’re looking to help our client learn skills necessary for  grocery shopping or playing with neighbors outside? How about proper techniques for showering or behavior at a friend’s birthday party? How will we guide parents who are dreading weekends or summer vacation when their child is out of his usual routine?


Teaching in the natural environment can be a challenging, uphill battle if we don’t have the tools we need to get past the many bumps in the road that naturally come up. 


In Natural Environment Teaching, Shira Pressberger does a fabulous job of systematically addressing eight common obstacles that often come up during natural environment teaching. She gives specific, relevant examples for each of these eight categories and then she offers practical, hands-on solutions that are effective and easy to implement.


Wouldn’t you love ideas for 

  • getting wary siblings on board with working together with you ?

  • teaching self-care skills to a client who’s having real difficulty with this?

  • giving over a clear step-by-step process for problem solving at home? 

  • teaching clients how to stay on task in a way that’s fun and enjoyable for them?


All of these points and so much more are addressed in Natural Environment Teaching as the presenter shares creative, out-of-the-box ideas to implement ABA. Taking this course will not only help you out with your NET teaching, it’ll also make the programming interesting and exciting as you explore new methods for ABA.


BCBAs just like you are raving about Shira’s course! Here are some reviews:




“I really enjoyed this course and can see it being extremely influential in my teaching practice.”

~M.A.


“I just completed watching Shira’s presentation- it truly was excellent! Super clear, organized, great examples provided, lots of practical ideas. I love that Shira didn't spend half the time reviewing journal articles. She just spoke about practical applications and everyday concerns. All BCBAs, especially newer ones can gain from it. The way she described sibling involvement is novel. I think my entire company can gain from this presentation!”


“This course was super clear and organized with great examples provided.”

~M.G.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction and Slide Deck

    • Welcome!

    • Slide Deck Download

    • Pre- Test Instructions

    • Pretest

  • 2

    Ready, Set: Why use NET (natural environment teaching)?

    • Introduction

    • Obstacles overview- What gets in the way of NET?

    • ASR

  • 3

    Obstacle #1 - Planning problems + practical solutions, 3 concrete client examples

    • Video #2

    • ASR

    • Video #3

    • ASR

  • 4

    Obstacle #2 Go for the goal! Determining activities and goals

    • Video #4

    • ASR

  • 5

    Obstacle #3- Change the child or change the environment- that is the question. Taking family into account when doing NET

    • Video #5

    • Video #6

    • ASR

  • 6

    Obstacle #4- Proper prompting ideas

    • Video #7

    • ASR

  • 7

    Obstacle #5- Various variables- dealing with natural problems in the environment + child’s unique abilities

    • Video #8

    • ASR

    • Video #9

    • ASR

    • Video #10

  • 8

    Obstacle # 6- Bringing NET to the teaching table

    • Video #11

    • ASR

  • 9

    Obstacle #7- People in the environment. Involve school staff. Turn sulking siblings into super siblings

    • Video #12

    • Video #13

    • ASR

  • 10

    Obstacle #8 Data Collection conundrums

    • Video #14

    • ASR

  • 11

    Ready for review? Concise summary of obstacles + solutions

    • Conclusion

  • 12

    Completion Survey and Certificate

    • Thank you for watching!

    • Completion Survey

Objectives

Users of this course will be able to:

  • Identify the reason NET (Natural Environment Teaching) is necessary part of ABA programming

  • Identify at least 5 common obstacles of Natural Environment Teaching

  • List techniques for overcoming each obstacle of Natural Environment Teaching

  • Write goals and prepare data for NET goals

Instructor

Shira Zelman Pressburger

BCBA

Shira is Successful Behavior Analyst working with children with special needs and mainstream students. Shira has trained 100s of teachers to implement effective classroom management skills to increase positive behaviors in classrooms. Supervise BCBA candidates and paras to implement ABA teaching methods. Provide in-person workshops and online trainings for BCBAs, Teachers and Special Education Teacher/Therapists.

Reviews

What they're saying

5 star rating

Practical and helpful for NET

I appreciated the many tools and suggestions that Shira shared to ease the NET challenges. I especially liked how she covered different times of day and locations. Many helpful problem solving tools, practical prevention strategies and creative...

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I appreciated the many tools and suggestions that Shira shared to ease the NET challenges. I especially liked how she covered different times of day and locations. Many helpful problem solving tools, practical prevention strategies and creative adaptations shared in this course.

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Sara Muschel

5 star rating

excellent and all inclusive

Presenter was clear and informative, covered all information in a clear and coherent manner

Presenter was clear and informative, covered all information in a clear and coherent manner

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nechama fried

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