Lynn Koegel Workshop on Autism: Pivotal Response Treatment

Friday, April 28, 2017 - 12:30pm to 5:30pm
Rauch 184
Center for Promoting Research to Practice Autism Symposium
Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT) Workshop presented by Dr. Lynn Kern Koegel

April 28, 2017

Workshop: 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Reception: 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Standard registration fee: $85.00
Lehigh University student registration fee: $40.00
Parent registration fee: $40.00

BCBA CEU’s & ACT 48 credits available.

Important Info for Attendees:

The Center for Promoting Research to Practice's Annual Autism Workshop will be held this Friday, April 28, 2017 at Lehigh University in Rauch Business Center in Perella Auditorium (Room 184) from 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm.  

Directions: If you have a GPS unit (in your car or on your phone, please use this address: 420 E. Packer Avenue, Bethlehem, PA 18015). This is the address for the Zoellner Parking Garage. 

Maps: If you would like to map out your route, please use this link to Lehigh's official directions webpage.

Parking: Parking will be free in the Zoellner Arts Center garage located at 420 E. Packer Avenue for workshop participants. You will enter the lot and then proceed until you come to a closed gate. An attendant will be stationed at the gate. Please let them know you are there for the Autism Workshop. Parking is pre-paid so please do not pay. 
There are also parking spots located on the street. They are metered and accept credit cards. Please note, that you have paid for parking as part of your registration fee in the Zoellner Parking Garage. If you choose to park in the metered spots you will be responsible for paying the meter.

Rauch Business Center: The address of Rauch Business Center is 621 Taylor Street and we will be in the Perella Auditorium (room 184).

Zoellner parking garage to Rauch: We recommend exiting the parking structure on the East Packer Street side (north side). You will head left (west) towards the Rauch Business Center. You will enter Rauch from the east side (side facing the Zoellner Arts Center). We will also have signs to help you navigate to the workshop. Please see the attached map so that you can orient yourself prior to arriving.

Registration: Registration will be just outside of room 184. Please check-in and sign-in if you are seeking continuing education credits.

Continuing education credits:

BCBA credits: We are offering 4 BCBA credits. There will be a sign-in and sign-out sheet located at the registration table. Please be sure to provide your BCBA certificate number. You will need to fill out an evaluation form at the end of the workshop.

ACT 48 credits: We are also offering 4 ACT48 credits. Again, you will need to sign-in and sign-out at the registration table. For ACT48 credits you will need to fill out an evaluation form at the end of the workshop and then once you have implemented what you've learned at the workshop you will also fill out another form. Instructions will be provided at the registration table. 

Reception: We will offer refreshments at the conclusion of the workshop to include an open bar and appetizers with our speaker Dr. Lynn Keogel and the Director for the Center for Promoting Research to Practice, Dr. Lee Kern.

If you registered someone else to attend this workshop please forward this information to them as soon as possible. I will also update the website with this information and you may direct them there as well.

About the Presentation: Pivotal Response Treatment

This presentation will focus on Pivotal Response Treatment. Dr. Koegel will discuss the pivotal area of motivation and initiations, describing step-by-step procedures for improving communication and academic skills while reducing disruptive behaviors.

About the Speaker: Dr. Lynn Kern Koegel

Dr. Lynn Kern Koegel, the Clinical Director of Autism Services in the UCSB Koegel Autism Center and the Director of the Eli and Edythe L. Broad Center for Asperger’s Research, has been active in the development of programs to improve communication in children with autism, including the development of first words, grammatical structures, pragmatics, and social conversation. Dr. Koegel and her husband, Robert, are the developers of Pivotal Response Treatment, which focuses on improving motivation. 

About Pivotal Response Treatment:

PRT® targets pivotal areas of a child's development, such as motivation, responsivity to multiple cues, self-management, and social initiations. 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.  Specific research-based motivational procedures including child choice, task variation, interspersing maintenance and acquisition tasks, rewarding attempts, and the use of direct natural reinforcers, are incorporated to make the intervention extremely powerful and efficient. The goal of PRT® is to move the child with ASD towards a more typical developmental trajectory, through individualized intervention objectives based on the child's needs.

Tammy Bartolet