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Full-Day Workshop

Seminar: The Pyramid Approach to Functional ABA

This practical, interactive workshop provides a blueprint for building effective learning environments, resulting in direct positive outcomes for learners. Through lecture, video example, discussion, and activities, participants will understand the rationale for implementing each of the nine elements of the Pyramid Approach (hyperlink) as well as how to apply the information in a myriad of settings. The “why” of learning and the “how” of teaching are described using the three dimensional shape of the pyramid, which symbolizes an integrated and interactive framework for teaching. This workshop will guide professionals, parents, caretakers, and teams in designing an effective program. Participants will leave this workshop with many new tools to add to their “teaching toolkit” and empowered with the knowledge of how to apply them in each individual situation.

Dates:07 and 08 Jun 2021 (Mon and Tue)
Time:9.00am - 4.30pm (Singapore Standard Time GMT+0800)
Venue:Live Online Training
Speaker: Komala Kyme

Komala Kyme began working in Disability Support roles whilst studying for her undergraduate degree in Fine Arts. With a growing interest in the field of Special Education and with a particular enthusiasm for working with individuals on the autism spectrum, she went on to complete her Masters in Teaching at the University of Sydney. Since that time she has been working in art and communication based educational programs tailored for adults on the autism spectrum as well as teaching in both mainstream and special schools in NSW.

Course Outline
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Functional Activities
  • Creating opportunities for learning
  • Identifying and using reinforcement strategies
  • Identifying functional communication skills
  • Defining contextually inappropriate behaviors and finding alternatives
  • Teaching techniques (prompts, shaping)
  • Minimizing and Correcting Errors
  • Evaluating progress

Day 1:

  • Housekeeping
  • Introduction: ABA background and Pyramid Approach
  • Functional Objectives
  • Reinforcement Slides
  • Communication and Social Skills
  • CIBs
  • Generalization

Day 2:

  • Review and answer questions
  • Effective Lessons
  • General Teaching Strategies
  • Minimizing Errors
  • Collecting and Analyzing Data
  • Conclusion
Course Objectives
  1. Identify the 9 components of The Pyramid Approach
  2. Describe conditions under which a behavior occurs
  3. Evaluate whether or not lessons and/or materials are functional
  4. Name and practice key elements of effective reinforcement systems
  5. List at least 4 different lessons that could be taught using a single object/event
  6. Create a lesson plan that contains all components of the Pyramid Approach
Who Can Benefit?

Teachers, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, psychologists, paraprofessionals, and/or parents/caregivers, adult service providers - anyone who lives or works with individuals with special learning needs.

Course Fees & Closing Dates
Registration Type Closing Date Fees (S$)/pax
31 Mar 2021 650
Normal Till Full 700