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Carl Sundberg, Ph.D., BCBA-D Presented at the 2016 Michigan Autism Conference
Abstract: Teaching in the natural environment can be difficult but is critical. This is one of the areas that parents, behavior technicians, and teachers seem to have the most difficulty. It is sometimes thought that if a child is not sitting at the table being drilled then you are not doing ABA. While it is true that trials in the natural environment may not be as intense or frequent; the quality of these trials is typically better. They are better because they are more functional. Natural environment teaching by itself may not be sufficient because the number of trials and the structure may not be there. Both types of training are typically needed. Through this presentation, the participants will learn how to create teaching situations while doing everyday activities such as bath time, dinner, bedtime routine, playing in the backyard, etc.