Learning Across the Lifespan: How to build learning opportunities into every day activities
May 14, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Please Note: At this time, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no in-person workshop in May. Sinneave is working to be able to provide the May and future workshops and/or materials virtually. An update will be sent out to our newsletter subscribers as new information is available.
In this presentation, Dr. Velasquez will describe how Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) can be used to enhance learning for all individuals throughout their lives. She will dispel common myths about ABA and discuss how ABA practice can be modified to meet the needs of individuals with autism and other neuro-diversities. She will also share examples of “must have” skills for effective daily living, as well as how to incorporate effective teaching strategies into everyday life to promote independence and improve the quality of life of your loved one(s).
Dr. Leny D. Velasquez, is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) who completed her PhD in Applied Behavior Analysis at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. For over 20 years, she has worked with individuals with complex behavioural and learning needs in a variety of capacities, from in-home and school support aide to behavior consultant and clinical supervisor in centre-based settings. Dr. Velasquez has worked for a number of organizations both in Canada and the U.S., providing training, assessment and skill acquisition and/or behaviour reduction interventions to promote independence and improve the lives of clients and their families. Through her company, Global Behavior Solutions Inc., she offers behaviour-analytic consultation in home and community settings, collaborating with caregivers and schools to provide training and quality care. Additionally, Dr. Velasquez has taught undergraduate and graduate-level courses in ABA and provides onsite and remote fieldwork supervision to Master-level students hoping to become