Keynote: The Balance Program: A Parent-Professional Collaborative Approach to Early Problem Behavior
Dr. Ruppel will give a talk on the Balance Program on October 21, 2021 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM.
The mission of the Balance Program is to prevent the worsening of early problem behavior in young children with autism via a proactive, skill-building approach. The program consists of 10 customizable lessons, rooted in years of behavioral and early childhood research. Parents or other caregivers serve as the primary implementers with intermittent support from a clinician, making the program a good option when access to behavior analytic services is limited—for example, in areas without qualified local professionals, during public health-related shutdowns, or when a child is on a waitlist for comprehensive services. In this presentation, participants will learn about the background and rationale for the skills targeted in the Balance Program, as well as the research support for individual components and the program as a whole.
October 21, 2021
Start time: 9:00 AM