If you enjoy the littlest of the littles, this webinar is for you! What could be more fun than applying the principles of our science to the improvement of socially important behaviors for the smallest humans? In this webinar we will explore research on the use of ABA with infants and their parents/caregivers. Skills such as tummy time, "back to sleep", and more will be covered and discussed. We will also discuss application of specific behavior analytic procedures (e.g., naturalistic/play-based discrete trials, preference assessment, etc.) with infants as well as parent training. Focus will be on infants under 12 months old with, without, or at risk for disabilities. Implications for practice and future research will also be discussed! Join us as we explore the wonderful world of babies!

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe infant behaviors that have been addressed through applied behavior analytic research in the last 20 years.
  2. Describe research on parent/caregiver training using applied behavior analysis strategies for their infants with and without disabilities.
  3. Discuss the application of specific behavior analytic procedures with infants under 12 months, with, without, or at risk for disabilities.

About the Presenter

Amanda DiGangi
Dr. Amanda DiGangi is a clinical associate professor of applied behavior analysis in Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. She has worked in the field for over 30 years, starting out as a teacher and therapist and moving on to specialist and consultant as she earned her graduate degrees. Most famously, she has the distinction of being the last doctoral student of Dr. Jim Gilliam (Gilliam Autism Rating Scale; Gilliam Asperger Disorder Scale). As a doctoral level Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D), she has served roles including consultant to public schools and community based centers, trainer, program supervisor, expert witness, researcher and university faculty. She has presented worldwide on ABA, autism, developmental disabilities, early intervention, and play. She has authored numerous peer reviewed professional publications, and authored/co-authored and/or edited several books, book chapters. Amanda’s research interests lie primarily with infants and toddlers, using play-based approaches to increasing functional skills. Amanda’s newest hobby is applied animal behavior and she currently volunteers with both shelter dogs and zoo animals! When not teaching, writing, presenting, researching or volunteering, Amanda can be found enjoying walks and outings with her husband and their two Great Pyrenees rescues.

Course information

  • Title: Applications of ABA with infants and their parents
  • Presenter: Amanda DiGangi Ph.D., BCBA-D
  • Duration: 2 hours and 5 minutes
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