Parent Training

Parent Walking With Child And Holding Hand

How do you encourage your son to sleep through the night? How do you prevent outbursts at Target?  Why does your daughter go to the bathroom as soon as you take her off the potty?

We want you to know the answers. Our parent training course will get you to the point where you don’t need us anymore as quickly as possible. In order to give your family, the independence you want, we believe in an inclusive model of therapy that actively involves family members.

Parent training refers to involving the parents or caregivers in their child’s ABA therapy. All ABA therapists have a responsibility to encourage parent training or parent education. That may mean sharing details of behavioral goals with the parents, videotaping your sessions and evaluating them with the parents, observing the parents implementing compliance training and providing feedback….it could even be as simple as making recommendations to the family about behavioral supports in the home, such as posting a visual schedule.

Dates: August 11th, and August 18th
Time: 9:30am – 1:30pm

$5 for current clients of New Way Day Services
$10 for Doral Residents
$18 for Non-Doral Residents

9:30am – 10:00am: Registration
10:00am – 1:00pm: Parent Training Workshop
1:00pm – 1:30pm: Question and Answer session


Parent training doesn’t have to be difficult or time-consuming. Our parent training course is only three hours long. The course will cover the following terms and protocols:

  • What is Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)?
  • 3-Term Contingency (ABC)
    • Antecedent
    • Behavior
    • Consequence
  • How to identify the functions of a behavior
    • Reinforcement
    • Extinction
    • Punishment
  • Learning Protocols
    • Shaping (Approximations, what to reinforce)
    • Fading (Just prompt fading, not stimulus fading)
    • Prompting (Hierarchy, Most-to-Least, and Least-to-Most)
    • Errorless Learning
    • Error Correction
  • Advanced Protocols
    • Consequence-Based Strategies (Escape Extinction, Different Reinforcement, Token Economies, response cost, Premack Principle, time-out, social disapproval)
    • Antecedent Manipulation Strategies (Antecedent exercise, behavior momentum, forced choice decision making, setting up the environment with timers or schedules and such to avoid problem behavior, a brief intro to MOs – satiation, and deprivation)
  • Verbal Operant
    • Verbal Behavior (Mand, Tact, Echoic)
    • Mand Training
    • Functional Communication Training (FCR)/ Differential Reinforcement of Alternative Behavior (DRA)

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