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FirstSteps to Present at CalABA 2018

Untitled designFirstSteps is proud to present at CalABA's 36th Annual Western Regional Conference which is set to take place in Santa Clara, California from March 9th-March 11th.

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FirstSteps to Present at ABAI in Denver

FirstSteps for Kids, Inc. is proud to present at the 43rd Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) in Denver, Colorado. 

We would love to see you at one our presentations at ABAI. Join us at any or all of the following workshops and symposia:

 

Friday, May 26th

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Behavior Analysts: Behavioral Flexibility Training Within Your Scope – 8:00AM-3:00PM

THOMAS G. SZABO (Florida Institute of Technology), JONATHAN J. TARBOX (FirstSteps for Kids; University of Southern California ), EMILY KENNISON SANDOZ (University of Louisiana at Lafayette)

 

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FirstSteps for Kids Regional Clinic Director and Research Director to Present in Bodo, Norway

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FirstSteps for Kids Director of Research and Regional Clinic Director, Jonathan Tarbox, PhD, BCBA-D, is presenting at a two-day workshop on September 21st and 22nd, in Bodo, Norway. The conference is for parents and professionals working with individuals with autism spectrum disorders and is being hosted by the Tromso Child Habilitation Network.

Dr. Tarbox is presenting on FirstSteps research and treatment procedures for establishing executive function skills, including memory, self-control, attention, planning, and problem-solving skills, in children with autism.

For more information on this conference, please visit this translated page

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FirstSteps for Kids Regional Clinic Director and Research Director to Present at the Washington Association for Behavior Analysis Conference

FirstSteps for Kids Research Director and Regional Clinic Director, Jonathan Tarbox, PhD, BCBA-D, is giving an invited address on FirstSteps research to a sold-out audience at the Washington Association for Behavior Analysis conference this Friday, August 12th, in Bellevue, Washington.

The title of Dr. Tarbox’s presentation is "Moving Beyond the Foundational Verbal Operants: Research on Complex Skills in Children with Autism.” The presentation describes the FirstSteps approach to doing research on complex skill acquisition and will showcase the latest results of ongoing projects, such as a program for teaching problem-solving skills to children with autism. 

Visit the conference website for more information. 

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FirstSteps for Kids Regional Clinic Director and Research Director to Present Research on Teaching Problem-Solving Skills in Seattle

This weekend, FirstSteps for Kids Regional Clinic Director and Director of Research, Jonathan Tarbox, PhD., BCBA-D, is attending the annual World Conference of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, in Seattle, Washington.

Dr. Tarbox will present results from an ongoing project on teaching children with autism problem-solving skills. The project, done in collaboration with fellow FirstSteppers Lisa Stoddard, MS, BCBA, Ashely Colis, MA, BCBA, Erica Christin, MA, BCBA, and Amanda Murry, involves teaching children with ASD the critical executive function skills involved in identifying problems, generating potential solutions, and then choosing, executing, and self-monitoring solutions. Initial results are encouraging, with children demonstrating new levels of flexibility, creativity, and independence.

For more information, please visit the conference website

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FirstSteps to Present at ABAI In Chicago

 

FirstSteps for Kids, Inc. is proud to present at the 42nd Annual Convention for the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) in Chicago, Illinois.  

We would love to see you at one our presentations at ABAI. Join us at any or all of the following symposia:

Sunday, May 29TH 

Using Synchronized Reinforcement Procedure to Increase Eye Contact in Infants at Risk of Developmental Disorders

Jacquelyn Mery (California State University, Northridge/FirstSteps for Kids), Martha Pelaez (Florida International University), Jonathan J. Tarbox (FirstSteps for Kids), Hayley Neimy (Shabani Institute - Center for Behavior Analysis & Language Development), Katerina Monlux (California State University, Northridge) 

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Dr. Jonathan Tarbox to Present at Arizona Autism Conference

event042716Dr. Jonathan Tarbox to Present FirstSteps Research on Executive Function and Feeding Disorders at Arizona Autism Conference

Dr. Jonathan Tarbox, Director of Research and Regional Clinic Director at FirstSteps for Kids, is giving invited presentations at the Arizona Autism United Transdisciplinary Autism Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, April 29th.

Dr. Tarbox’s presentation, “Complex Skill Acquisition for Children with Autism,” will review recent research as well as present data from ongoing FirstSteps research projects on teaching complex executive function and perspective taking skills to children with autism. The presentation will review procedures for teaching a wide variety of skills, including attention, working memory, self-management, inhibition, and problem-solving.

Dr. Tarbox’s presentation, "How to Get Your Picky Eater to Love Eating a Healthy Variety of Foods,” provides real life strategies for parents to address picky eating in their children.

For more information, visit the conference website at https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=1770338

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Tips For Parents: Sleep Deprived?

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This is the first in a montly series of "Tips For Parents" that will cover a wide range of topics. 

This month we tackle the issue of sleep deprivation. A simple intervention to get your family back to sleep FAST!
 

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FirstSteps' Clinical Director's New Article in L.A Parent's Monthly Newsletter

In the latest installment of L.A. Parent's monthly newsletter, "Your Child with Special Needsm" FirstSteps' Clincal Director, Lisa Stoddard helps parents sort through the chatter to find evidence-based treatments.

 

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FirstSteps for Kids, Inc. Proudly Presents at CalABA’s 31st Annual Western Regional Conference

calaba-logoFirstSteps' Program Directors Courtney Tarbox, M.S., BCBA and Taira Lanagan, M.S., BCBA, along with Jonathan Tarbox, PhD., BCBA-D of CARD, will be presenting their current research on behavioral procedures and pediatric sleep behaviors in children with autism at CalABA's 31st Annual Western Regional Conference in Garden Grove, California on Thursday, February 21, 2013.

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