The Centre for Behaviour Analysis

School of Social Sciences,  Education and Social Work

Queen’s University Belfast


Beyond childhood: Preparing for adulthood

BACB Type 2 CEU available  - 1.0 CE credit

It’s often a shock for parents when they realise their child has become an adult and is heading out into the big-wide-world. Confusion and fear are understandable during this transition as parents question employment and training opportunities, independent and supported living options, dating and personal relationship issues. 
Using key ABA principles—and technologies derived from the science—this keynote will inform on preparation skills that can be taught or introduced to reduce difficulties and increase success. These strategies include chaining, shaping, visuals, self-monitoring and self-management, errorless learning, differential reinforcement and video modelling. Drawing from applied experience and literature, I will offer practical solutions to make these experiences as painless as possible. 

About Nichola Booth

An ardent Harry Potter fan, Nichola Booth practices and trains people in ABA in Belfast while awaiting her owl; which she is adamant will deliver her a plumb teaching post at Hogwarts. With a clinical caseload of 32 clients—aged 2.5 to 25 years—Nichola is well-versed in the dark art of ABA. She tells that she once miraculously managed to save five children (and herself) from a banana-boat near-death experience on a North Ireland parent/child outing.

At ABA Today 2019 Nichola will save delegates from angst and anxiety, presenting on 'Beyond childhood'; a session which will offer strategies and information to help both parents and young adults manage this key transition.  Beyond ABA, Nichola’s key loves are her Yorkshire terrier and Northern Ireland. Unlike Yorkies which are known for their aloofness, Nichola promises a mesmerising keynote and a spellbinding keynote.

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