Our Next Guest: A Conversation With Bridget Taylor, Jill Dardig & Bill Heward

By: Dr. Bridget Taylor, PsyD, BCBA-D
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About this Free CE Webinar

Dr. Jill Dardig and Dr. Bill Heward discuss their new book Let’s Make a Contract: A Positive Way to Change Your Child’s Behavior with Dr. Bridget Taylor. The panelists will discuss research on contracting, best practices to use with family members, and advice for behavior analysts working with families.

This webinar is eligible for 1 General CE.

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Learning Objectives

After this session, attendees should be able to:

  • State the purpose and give an example of each part of a behavior contract: Task, Reward, Task Record, Official Seal, and Signatures.
  • Describe how parents and their children can use three lists to identify tasks and select rewards for family contracts.
  • Identify three common reasons why family contracts fail.

About the Guest Speakers

Dr. Jill C. Dardig, Ed.D.

Dr. Jill C. Dardig, Ed.D.

Professor Emerita of Education at Ohio Dominican University

Dr. Dardig trained special education teachers for 30 years and has written several books and other publications about and for parents including Involving Parents of Students with Special Needs: 25 Ready-to-Use Strategies (Corwin Press, 2008).

Dr. William L. Heward, Ed.D., BCBA-D.

Dr. William L. Heward, Ed.D., BCBA-D.

Professor Emeritus in the College of Education and Human Ecology at Ohio State University

A Past President and Fellow of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Dr. Heward’s publications include co-authoring the books, Applied Behavior Analysis (3rd ed., Pearson, 2020) and Exceptional Children: An Introduction to Special Education (12th ed., Pearson, 2022).

About the Author

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Executive Director at Alpine Learning Group and Senior Clinical Advisor at Rethink

Dr. Bridget A. Taylor is co-founder and CEO of Alpine Learning Group and is Senior Clinical Advisor for Rethink. Dr. Taylor has specialized in the education of children with Autism for over 30 years. She holds a Doctor of Psychology from Rutgers University and received her Master’s degree in Early Childhood Special Education from Columbia University. She is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst and a Licensed Psychologist. She is past president of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board and past Associate Editor of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. She currently serves on several editorial boards and the Autism Advisory Group for the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies.

Active in the Autism research community, Dr. Taylor has published numerous peer-reviewed research articles and book chapters, on innovative practices to improve the lives of individuals with autism. Dr. Taylor was recently recognized by the Association for Applied Behavior Analysis International for her outstanding contributions and was given ABAI’s Fellow designation.

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