Learning Modules for the Article Toward a Behavioral Analysis of Joint Attention - 2.5 CEUs - 3 month subscription

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by Dr. William V. Dube | Available for 2.5 BACB Learning CEUs
At the completion of this CE course, the learner will be able to describe the gaze shift in joint attention from a behavior-analytic perspective.

A joint attention deficit is a defining characteristic of autism in young children. Joint attention, a concept originally from developmental psychology, refers to behavior in which the consequences include shared interaction between two people and an interesting object or event. Dube et al. (2004) describes a behavioral analysis of the child’s gaze shifts in joint attention (e.g., looking from an interesting event to a parent). At the completion of this CE program, the learner will be able to describe the gaze shift in joint attention from a behavior-analytic perspective. 

This course is authored by William V. Dube, Ph.D.

How it Works

Here's how it works:

1. Purchase this course (see below).
2. Read Toward a Behavioral Analysis of Joint Attention by Dube et al. (2004).
3. Complete the acquisition modules to 100% correct.
4. Complete the fluency modules to 100% correct.
5. 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 CEUs.

To manage your CEUs on the BACB web site, please use our ACE Provider #: OP-02-0017.

About this course

About this course:

This course uses a fluency model.  This model involves answering a series of 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.  Each question is accompanied by a hint, to 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 employ a practice (active student responding) model that involves completing learning exercises that are similar to tests, but include hints and feedback. Concepts are learned when users consistently make correct discriminations on questions designed to teach concepts and promote generalization. This course is recommended for BCBAs and BCaBAs.

Learning Objectives


1. Identify characteristics and features of the concept of joint attention.
2. Identify the various components of a contingency analysis of joint attention.
3. Identify the various operant classes involved in joint attention.
4. Identify procedures to promote joint attention.

Recommended for BCBAs and BCaBAs.



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Mandatory Disclaimer:

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