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Applied Disability Studies - Speaker Series & Workshop - M. Valdovinos

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Holiday Inn Oakville Centre

590 Argus Road

Oakville, ON L6J 3J3

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BEHAVIOR ANALYTIC CONCEPTUALIZATION OF PSYCHOTROPIC MEDICATION EFFECTS AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR HOW WE MONITOR CHALLENGING BEHAVIOR

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Participants are eligible for 7 BCBA/BCaBA CEUs.

Participants are eligible for 6 OPA CE credits.

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Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (including ASD) are often prescribed psychotropic medication to treat behaviors such as aggression and self-injury. Evaluation of these medications is often based on caregiver report or changes in frequency of behavior. However, focusing on changes in frequency, intensity, duration, topography, or function of problem behavior should instead be used as indications of medication effectiveness and ineffectiveness. By carefully tracking the various dimensions of behavior, members of the care team are in a better position to determine when/if it is time to modify medication regimens.

This workshop will explore how functional assessment methodology can be used to measure various dimensions of behavior including motivating operational functions of medications.

By the end of the day, attendees should be able to explain: the role that psychotropic medication may play in affecting problem behavior; the need for continued analysis and assessment of problem behavior function during psychotropic medication changes; and the need for modifications of behavior support plans based on those continued analyses and assessments.

Dr. Valdovinos earned a B.A. from Auburn University, a M.S. from the University of South Alabama and a M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Kansas.

She teaches courses in child and adolescent development, psychology of developmental disabilities, behavior analysis of child development, applied behavior analysis, and applied and professional ethics.

Her current research interests include the effects of psychotropic medication on aggressive and self-injurious behavior in children and adults with developmental disabilities; and the interaction between therapeutic effects and side effects of psychotropic medication, in those with developmental disabilities.

The Behaviour Analyst Certification Board, Inc.® does not warrant, endorse, sponsor, or approve or partner with any events, organizations, or instructors.

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