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Positive Behaviour Change for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Parent and Helper Training Workshop

June 25, 2011


HKABA and Caritas Youth and Community Service organized a parent and helper workshop to help children with Autism using Applied Behavior Analysis.

English Presenters:
Nhu DeBastiani, BCBA and
Stephanie Chung, BCBA


The Positive Behavior Change parenting workshop is based on the “The Power of Positive Parenting,” by Dr. Glenn Latham to assist parents and children to create a positive environment. The training has been adapted to address the needs of children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder.

正面行為改善家長工作坊是以格林*萊瑟姆博士的註作 --「正面管教的影響力」為依據,旨在幫助自閉症患者及其家長建立正向培育環境的技巧。

Outline for the Positive Behavior Change training:

A. Be Close- Creating a positive environment


  • Discuss benefits for caregivers and children of Be Close

  • Demonstration of Be Close steps 

  • Practice Be Close tool

B. Give Reinforcement for Preferred Behaviors- Increasing appropriate behavior

  •  Describe behavior, consequences, reinforcement

  •  Role and effects of consequences

  •  Demonstration and Hands-on practice of the Give Reinforcement steps

C. Combining all tools- Putting it all together

  •  Hands-on practice and feedback

A. 親密聯繫—創造正向的培育環境

  •  討論親密聯繫對家庭照顧者與孩子的益處

  •  示範建立親密聯繫的步驟

  •  實踐建立親密聯繫的步驟

B. 鞏固及增強正確行為

  •  描述行為、後果、增強概念

  •  後果所擔當的角色及對行為的影響

  •  鞏固及增強行為的示範與實踐

C. 技巧融合

  •  實踐和回饋

How is this course different from other parenting or behavior modification classes?

  • This course is based on behavioral principles and it is taught by behavior analysts

  • This course offers competency-based training. Participants will have lots of opportunities to practice and demonstrate all the tools taught

  • Small class size to ensure adequate participation and practice

  • Immediate individualize feedback will be provided


  • 此次課程以行為原則為依據,並由行為分析師講解

  • 此次課程提供技能為本訓練。參加者將有很多機會實踐所有教授的技巧

  • 為確保參加者有足夠參與和實踐機會

  • 行為分析師會為參加者提供即時、個人化的回饋


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