The Balance Program: A Parent-Professional Collaborative Approach to Early Problem Behavior and Skill Development
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 serve as the primary implementers with intermittent support from a professional, making the program a good option when access to behavior analytic services is limited. In this presentation, we will discuss the rationale for and research supporting the program components, highlighting the program's unique features that set it apart from other parenting or prevention programs. Attendees will learn why they might consider adding the Balance Program to their repertoire and how to gain competence and confidence with implementation.
1. Attendees will be able to describe the purpose of the Balance Program and the clients for whom it is designed.
2. Attendees will be able to describe the research support for individual and packaged components of the Balance Program.
3. Attendees will be able to distinguish between avoidance and prevention of problem behavior.
- Presenter: Kelsey Ruppel, Ph.D., BCBA-D
- Duration: 100min
- 2 Learning BACB CE Hours