Tri-State Webinar: Strategies for Increasing Problem Solving in Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Webinar Description:

In this presentation, Dr. Kisamore will discuss the importance of employment for individuals with autism spectrum disorder and share research involving teaching problem solving for vocational tasks to adolescents and young adults whose skill sets necessitate supports and for individuals who require fewer supports.


Learner Objectives:

After attending this webinar participants will be able to:

  1. Speak to the importance of problem-solving during vocational tasks
  2. Identify a variety of problem-solving behaviors
  3. List the activities involved in a task analysis of problem-solving
  4. Give examples of procedures that have been effective for teaching problem solving
  5. Participants will be able to construct their own problem-solving training activities


Presenter Information:

Dr. Kisamore has been active in the field of applied behavior analysis over 15 years. During this time, she has sought to create meaningful change in the lives of neurotypical children, and individuals across the lifespan with autism spectrum disorder and/or intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. She worked and trained at the Marcus Institute, received her M.A. in Behavior Analysis from Western Michigan University, and completed her Ph.D. in Behavior Analysis at Western New England University.

She is currently an Associate Professor and the Director of Programs in Applied Behavior Analysis at Hunter College. Dr. Kisamore is also a co-owner and Director at North Jersey Behavioral Health Services, a center designed to provide services to individuals across the lifespan with autism spectrum disorders and/or intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Dr. Kisamore is on the Board of Directors and serves as the Treasurer for Adult Community Engagement Services, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating and providing community-based activities and supports for adults with autism spectrum disorder and/or intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Dr. Kisamore has published in areas such as verbal behavior, problem solving, social skills, vocational skills, functional analysis, and parent training in books and several peer-reviewed journals and presented her work at local, national, and international conferences. She is currently an Associate Editor for The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, on the editorial board for the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and Journal of Behavioral Education, has served as a Guest Associate Editor for Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, and has served as a guest reviewer for several journals including Behavioral Interventions, Behavior Analysis in Practice, The Psychological Record, Education and Treatment of Children, and Learning and Behavior.


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The webinars are listed by category and alphabetical order. The category for this webinar is Instruction.


Video / Webinar / Podcast
Family / Community, Administrators, Educators, Related Services / Support Staff
Middle School (6 − 9), High School (9 − 12)
TASN Autism and Tertiary Behavior Supports (ATBS)
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