Elopement is a potentially life-threatening behavior exhibited across a variety of ages and disabilities. It is estimated that 50% of children diagnosed with autism between ages 4 and 10 exhibit elopement. It is also observed across a variety of ages and disabilities. This potentially life-threatening behavior is one that practitioners should be prepared to address. Based on the article “Elopement of children with Autism: What We Know, Successful Interventions, and Practical Tips for Parents and Caregivers,” authored by Heather Walker and David McAdam, this course covers defining, identifying, and treatment of elopement, as well as loss prevention strategies for parents and caregivers.
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to define elopement, recommend precautions to parents and caregivers, identify possible functions of elopement, and develop function-based interventions to reduce or eliminate elopement. To complete this course, 100% accuracy must be achieved on all four modules. You may repeat the modules as often as needed to achieve 100%. Links to the required and supplemental articles are on the introduction screen of each module.
About this course:
This course uses a fluency model. This model involves reading a short article and answering a series of related questions, first during acquisition modules (one hour per module), and then again during fluency modules (which have a shorter time criterion). The fluency model provides many opportunities for practice. Furthermore, each question is accompanied by a hint which should be used unless you are absolutely certain you know the answer. When hints are used properly, fluency-based courses can be errorless or near-errorless.
Keep in mind that fluency-based courses utilize modules, which contain learning exercises--not tests. Concepts are learned when users consistently make important discriminations (correct vs. incorrect option selection) over a number of questions designed to promote generalization.
Here's how it works:
- Purchase this course (see below).
- Read this article. (link also provided on the introduction screen of the modules)
- Complete the acquisition modules to 100% correct.
- Complete the fluency modules to 100% correct.
- Once all acquisition and fluency learning modules have been completed to 100% correct, go to the Finishing Up module, complete the short survey, and print your certificate for BACB credits.
To manage your CE credits on the BACB web site, please use our ACE Provider # OP-02-0017.
If Psychology credits were purchased, please email a copy of your course completion report to firstname.lastname@example.org. Orlando Behavior Health Services, LLC will be notified and you will be emailed a psychology certificate.
1. Select characteristics of elopement.
2. Select options that identify why BCBAs should be prepared to treat elopement.
3. Identify precautions parents should take if their child exhibits elopement.
4. Given the results of a functional assessment, select the most appropriate intervention.
5. Given a study from the literature, select the intervention that was used to decrease elopement.
Recommended for BCBAs, BCaBAs, and Psychologists.
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