After completing this course, students will:

  • Identify behavioral definitions of problems

  • Identify strategies for teaching problem solving in contrived and natural settings

  • Write goals for problem solving to early and advanced learners

  • Identify parent training strategies for generalization of problem solving skills

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Welcome!

    • Slides/ downloads

  • 2

    Problem Solving: Operational Definitions and Brain Development

    • Video 1

  • 3

    Teaching Problem Solving: Breaking Down Where our Clients Struggle

    • part 2 where our students struggle

  • 4

    Researched Interventions

    • Video 3

  • 5

    Program Ideas to teach Problem Solving

    • Video 4

  • 6

    Goal Writing; Promoting a Growth "Mindset" for Generalization

    • Video 5

  • 7

    Parent Training and Conclusion

    • Video 6

  • 8

    Last steps

    • Code Words

    • Completion Survey

Problem Solving: Development, Progression, Remediation (2.0 CEUs)

Teach your client to problem solve independently!

This course reviews problem solving programs for our clients: how to get them "unstuck" independently. Focus is on research-based strategies for teaching independent problem solving early to advanced learners. (2.0 CEUs)


Sara L. Stern


Sara L. Stern is a Board- Certified Behavior Analyst and a Licensed Behavior Analyst in the State of NY. Completing her coursework through Penn State University, she has been a BCBA for close to 12 years, and has utilized her expertise and experience in many varied roles. Sara L. has been clinical director and provided services for a number of agencies, and is called upon to consult regularly. She presents trainings and webinars on a variety of topics, and currently lectures as an adjunct professor at Manhattanville’s ABA program as well as for the College of Mount St Vincent’s Special Ed Masters program. Sara L. has provided supervision for those going for their BCBA and provides mentorship to new BCBAs as well.

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