Nerding Out on ABA

Should We Teach Social Skills?

April 24, 2022 Season 1 Episode 6
Nerding Out on ABA
Should We Teach Social Skills?
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There's a debate on whether or not teaching social skills is ethical and whether we should be targeting them with Applied Behavior Analysis. Listen to Ashley and Katie nerd out about why it's important to not only validate and listen to the community and individuals receiving services, but also ensure they are being taught skills to help them more successfully build their own social relationships.

This episode counts as 1 CEU so if you are interested in obtaining credit for listening, please click this link and follow the instructions on the form. 

CEU Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify scientific research and principles that support teaching social skills.
  2. Identify ethics codes that apply and situations that occur in which it could be unethical to teach social skills. 
  3. Define masking and identify ways in which you can prevent teaching masking. 

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