UHCL Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities - Reducing Problem Behavior Through Functional Communication Training

  • December 14, 2013
  • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • UHCL Student Services Bldg Lecture Hall 1100

Complimentary lunch and CEUs are available. RSVP by December 9th if you plan to attend.  Sponsored by Hegwood & Associates, P.C., JSC Federal Credit Union, Spectrum of Hope/BASIS, InKids, and Susie Bean Gives!  Our complete schedule for the 2013-2014 academic year appears at the end of this announcement.


The University of Houston-Clear Lake (UHCL)  Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities

Speakers Series: 

Saturday, December 14, 2013

10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Reducing Problem Behavior Through Functional Communication Training”  

Presenter: Amy Richardson, B.S.


Some individuals engage in problematic behavior in home, school, and community settings.  You can help turn this around by teaching individuals to better communicate! Functional Communication Training is an evidence-based intervention for problem behavior that focuses on strengthening current communication skills (any level!) in a very specific way.  You will learn how to identify what individuals with problem behavior may be trying to communicate, and how to turn problem behavior into more appropriate ways to communicate wants and needs. This discussion is ideal for parents, teachers, students, and professionals who work with individuals with disabilities and problem behaviors. To reserve your space or get more information, please e-mail autismcenter@uhcl.edu.  (Please RSVP no later than December 9th if you would like the complimentary lunch).


The presentation will be held in Lecture Hall 1100 of the Student Services Building on the UHCL campus from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.

University of Houston-Clear Lake is located at 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, TX 77058.  Follow the signs to the Student Parking Lot.


****Autism Speakers Series 2013-2014****


September 14th (kick-off) – “Demystifying State Agencies” (Dr. Maria Quintero, Mental Health Mental Retardation Authority of Harris County) 

October 12th – “Bringing Back the Basics of Applied Behavior Analysis”

November 9th – “Capturing Motivation & Teachable Moments at Home & School”

December 14th – “Reducing Problem Behavior Through Functional Communication Training”

January 18th – “Assessing and Treating Stereotypic Behavior

February 15th – “A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: Using the Picture Exchange Communication System”

March 22th – “Rockin’ Around the Clock: Getting into the Swing of Daily Routines”

April 5th – “Using Token Economies Successfully at Home and School”


GHFEDS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit support organization serving the Greater Clear Lake area, including South Houston, Pearland, Pasadena, League City, Galveston, and other surrounding areas.


P.O. Box 891093
Houston, TX 77289

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