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MAIER PD Webinar: Identifying Pseudoscientific and Controversial Methods

November 28, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

| $15

Identifying and Avoiding Pseudoscientific and Controversial Methods in Autism Treatment and Education

Speaker: Jason Travers, Ph.D., BCBA

Session begins at 3:30pm and end at 5:30pm.
Please note:
This session is being offered as a webinar. You will receive instructions for joining the webinar via email prior to the session.

Register online at our secure registration site.

The use of ineffective and pseudoscientific interventions negatively impacts students with autism, wastes time and other limited resources, and can lead to frustration and burnout. Unfortunately, the social media revolution has made it increasingly difficult to identify effective interventions for these learners. This webinar will share resources and a process for scrutinizing intervention claims and will emphasize a process for selecting interventions most likely to confer student benefit.

Contact hours are awarded free of charge. CEUs (.2) are available by contacting Deborah Rooks-Ellis at MAIER (deborah.l.rooks@maine.edu). A two week notice and $20 processing fee is required for CEUs.

Speaker Bio: Jason Travers is an associate professor and behavior analyst in the Department of Special Education at the University of Kansas where he coordinates the graduate programs in autism. His research focuses on technology-based interventions for learners with autism, the under representation of minority children with autism, and the importance of comprehensive sexuality education for this population. Jason also promotes evidence-based practices and healthy skepticism among special education professionals. He received the inaugural Tom E.C. Smith Early Career Award in 2015 from the Council for Exceptional Children’s Division of Autism and Developmental Disabilities and the Outstanding Mentor Award from the Association for Behavior Analysis International in 2017. His article titled “Evaluating Claims to Avoid Pseudoscientific and Unproven Practices in Special Education was selected as the 2017 Must Read Article of the Year by the Council for Learning Disabilities.

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November 28, 2018
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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Maine Autism Institute for Education and Research
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