When Treatment Plans Don’t Work, Now What?

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Bobby Newman BCBA Conference

Monday 25th September 2017, 9am to 5pm

Edinburgh training and conference venue

16 St Mary’s Street, EH1 1SU

Content of conference:

  1. Proper behavior management must be done in keeping with a good functional behavior assessment (FBA)/analysis.
  2. Anyone who says they can provide a treatment plan without first doing an FBA is selling something.
  3. It is possible for treatment plans to backfire if one does not first conduct a good FBA. Treatment plans that are carried out incorrectly, even if the plan is appropriate, may lead to behavioural problems being exacerbated.

The current talk will look at some of the most common ways that behaviour treatment plans are inadvertently undermined and misapplied, with suggestions regarding how to fix these.

This conference is open to both parents and professionals.

Registration starts at 8:30am and refreshments (teas, coffees and lunch) are included in the price of your ticket.

Early bird tickets available from now until the end of July

Early bird ticket for parents/grandparents: £95

Early bird ticket for professionals: £120


Standard price after 31st July:

parents/grandparents: £110

professionals: £135


Contact details for more information:

Gemma Gilmour

Keys for Learning


Call: 07706 892 957



About the Speakers

Bobby Newman is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Licensed Psychologist. Affectionately known as the Dark Overlord of ABA, Bobby is the first author on eleven books regarding behavior therapy, the philosophy of behaviorism, the autism spectrum disorders, and utopian literature. He has published over two dozen articles in professional journals, as well as numerous popular magazine articles and has hosted two series of radio call-in shows. Bobby is the Past-President of the Association for Science in Autism Treatment and the New York State Association for Behavior Analysis.


Daniel is an expert in autism spectrum disorder, developmental disabilities, and learning disabilities with 20+ years of goal-oriented, professional consultation as a licensed psychologist and behavior analyst. He is a well published treatment researcher and psychological test developer, university level instructor, and popular public speaker on intervention and support for persons with developmental disabilities.


UCLA PEERS for Adolescents Certified Training

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UCLA PEERS for Adolescents Certified Training


Blue Sky Autism Project is delighted to be hosting Dr Elizabeth Laugeson, founder of the evidence based UCLA PEERS for Adolescents certified 3 day training programme.

Course Description
The PEERS® for Adolescents Certified Training Seminar is designed exclusively for mental health professionals, educators, medical professionals, speech and language pathologists, occupational and recreational therapists, researchers, and other professionals who work with youth with social challenges. PEERS® is the ONLY available evidence-based social skills program for adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorder, and is used clinically for adolescents with ADHD, anxiety, depression and other social challenges. Attendees will obtain 24 hours of training in the implementation of Social Skills for Teenagers with Developmental and Autism Spectrum Disorders, The PEERS® Treatment Manual (Laugeson & Frankel, 2010) and the research behind the program. This training will enable providers to implement PEERS® in clinical or educational settings as PEERS® Certified Providers.


  • Anyone is welcome to attend the training and receive instruction on this type of intervention. However, all attendees seeking certification MUST be a professional or graduate student in the mental health professional, medical, or education field with the following minimum level of training: A degree in the field of psychology or a related mental health field, including, but not limited to: B.C.B.A., M.S.W., L.C.S.W., M.A., M.S., M.F.T., M.D., R.N., L.V.N., Ph.D., Psy.D., Ed.D., M.P.H
  • Teachers
  • Speech, Occupational or Physical Therapists
  • Graduate students in a mental health or education related field pursuing a master’s degree or higher

Attendee qualifications must be submitted to and approved by Blue Sky Autism Project at most 14 days prior to the training in order to ensure certification.

Attendees who DO NOT meet these qualifications may purchase a ‘non-certification’ place and receive of certificate of training, but will not be PEERS® Certified Providers.



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Two Day Workshop – PRT Level 1

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Two Day Workshop – PRT Level 1

Presented by Drs Robert and Lynn Koegel

Dates: 09:00-16:30 on 16th & 17th June 2016

Cost: The full day workshop costs Family (Early Bird £200 / Full Price £250), Professional (Early Bird £250 / Full Price £300) .

Target Audience: Parents and Professionals.

Phone: 01786 834 171 Email: speur.ghlan@gmail.com

Speur-Ghlan Early Intervention Service is proud to present Drs Robert and Lynn Koegel from the University of California, Santa Barbara, who will be presenting the second UK based PRT Level 1 training on 16th and 17th June 2016.

This two day event will provide delegates with an accreditation in Pivotal Response Treatment at an introductory level. PRT is currently one of the best validated approaches to treating children with autism spectrum conditions and has a huge body of research evidence supporting its efficacy.
Speur-Ghlan is a small innovative charity providing specialist therapy programmes to young children across Scotland with developmental challenges, including autism spectrum conditions. We are the first service providing this type of evidence based approach to young children with disabilities and we already use PRT in our therapy programmes and have found it to be an extremely effective approach for developing functional verbal communication in our youngest children.
Delegates will enjoy the wonderful surroundings of the University of Stirling campus with the training situated within the spacious and modern Stirling Management

Residential options can be provided and we have an allocation of 50 rooms on site.

What is PRT?

Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT) is an evidence-based comprehensive behavioral intervention for individuals with autism. PRT is a naturalistic ABA teaching approach that focuses on targeting pivotal areas of development (such as motivation, self-initiations, and self-management) rather than targeting each individual potential target skill. These skills are pivotal because they are the foundational behaviors upon which learners with ASD can make widespread and generalized improvements in many other areas. By targeting these critical behaviors, PRT® results in widespread collateral improvements in communication, social, and behavioral domains.

About the Course

(PRT)® Training provides a strong a strong knowledge base of PRT® research and Methodology. This workshop is a lecture style trainings with a focus on video examples to demonstrate the application of each PRT® procedure.

Topics covered include:

  • Characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • History and Development of PRT®
  • PRT® service delivery model
  • Pivotal areas of responding
  • www.earlyinterventionscotland.org
  • PRT Motivational procedures for teaching beginning verbal communication
  • Facilitating social interactions with typically developing peers
  • Teaching social conversation skills
  • Self-management
  • Flexibility
  • Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA)
  • Motivational academics

A question and answer period is included; allowing for participants to engage in a dialogue with trainers and receive individualized support. Attendees of the two-day training are automatically certified in PRT® at Level I: Introductory Awareness of PRT Research and Methodology.

Target audience: This training will be beneficial to families with a child with ASD and/or individuals working with children with ASD in professional capacity, including special education teachers, general education teachers, classroom and support assistants, speech and language therapists, clinicians/interventionists/therapists, clinical and educational psychologists, and other ASD direct service providers or consultants.

Contact and Event Venue Details

Name: Ruth Glynne-Owen

Venue: University of Stirling, Stirling, Scotland

Dates: 09:00-16.30 on 16th & 17th June 2016

Phone: 01786 834 171 Email: speur.ghlan@gmail.com

Website: blueskyautism.com

Tickets: Speur-Ghlan Pivotal Response Therapy for Autism-Level 1