Understanding Behavior with Katy Bateman, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Behavior is communication. In this session, parents, families, and caregivers will gain an understanding of behavior and the function that it serves. Next, attendees will learn about reinforcement- the most fundamental component of behavior change. This presentation seeks to provide attendees with information to reinforce and increase positive appropriate behaviors, while also gaining a broader knowledge of why challenging behavior occurs.
Katy Bateman, Ph.D., BCBA-D is a Research Scientist and Project Director at the University of Washington Haring Center for Inclusive Education. Katy is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst- Doctoral and has extensive experience working in Early Children Special Education (ECSE).
Katy has worked in a variety of settings providing ABA services to children with autism in schools, clinics, and home contexts. Her work focuses on services for young children with autism in ECSE, as well as in Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention (EIBI) programs. Her current work focuses on demonstration sites of inclusion classrooms across the state, working with the Down Syndrome Community of Puget Sound, as well as online instruction of parent coaching for parents of children with intellectual or developmental disabilities across the state.
Katy is passionate about ensuring that all children have access to high-quality instruction. Among others, her research interests include parent-mediated interventions and quality of life for children and families affected by autism. Additional projects include topics covering the overall sustainability of interventions, school-based behavior consultation, and interventions targeting social-communication for children with autism and other related disabilities.