Objectives

What you will learn:

  • Identify the developmental stages of PEER PLAY PROGRESSION: Independent/ Functional Play→ Parallel Play→ Associative Play→ Cooperative Play

  • ASSESS where your clients are up to in Play and write educational goals for targeting Play skills

  • Tried and True STRATEGIES for teaching Play in ABA sessions

  • Identify the latest RESEARCH in best practice components for SOCIAL SKILLS GROUPS

Instructor

Kelly McKinnon Bermingham

MA BCBA

Kelly Bermingham has been practicing in the field of ABA for 25 years. She received her BCBA in 2003. She is a published author who specializes in Early Intervention Program Development and Social Skills. She has completed research and written several blogs for Autism Speaks during her time at UCI. Kelly specializes in helping teen clients who struggle specifically with challenges in sex and puberty. She’s done loads of research to understand the obstacles that they face and what makes things so difficult for them in this area. She’s proficient at getting to the core of any issue that comes up and does her utmost to help her clients overcome their hardships. Kelly is passionate about helping ASD teens develop into fully functioning, emotionally healthy adults by guiding them in this area. She’s also thrilled about sharing her hands-on experience and vast knowledge with BCBAs just like you.

Reviews

5 star rating

accurate!

So rich with information! # hours felt like 3 minutes! Fabulous presenter! very well organized and generous handout! HIGHLY recommend this course and any given by this presenter! Also can't recommend enough her Social skills book and assessment!

So rich with information! # hours felt like 3 minutes! Fabulous presenter! very well organized and generous handout! HIGHLY recommend this course and any given by this presenter! Also can't recommend enough her Social skills book and assessment!

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Amy Salzman

5 star rating

Excellent and Informative

The presenter was highly engaging throughout the workshop, very informative and thorough with the information pertaining to teaching play skills to young children. I truly enjoyed the take away information that I can easily implement.

The presenter was highly engaging throughout the workshop, very informative and thorough with the information pertaining to teaching play skills to young children. I truly enjoyed the take away information that I can easily implement.

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Tammy Steckler-Cucca

5 star rating

Fantastic look at the why and how, with strategies and resources

This course covered those "missing pieces" that make the difference between strategies simply implemented and those that succeed in building skills and removing deficits in play and attending. The discussion of the impairment of attending and soci...

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This course covered those "missing pieces" that make the difference between strategies simply implemented and those that succeed in building skills and removing deficits in play and attending. The discussion of the impairment of attending and social reinforcement and effect on the development of play and social activities flipped on the lightbulb for me. Breaking down play into it's elements and identifying key indicators gave me tools I can put into place immediately.

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Amyllen Evans

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