New York, NY (PRWEB) March 11, 2006
The New York Companion Bird Club will hold a parrot behavior workshop, "Living & Learning with Parrots". This workshop will be held on Saturday, May 13th from 1 - 5 pm at 242 E. 53 Street, New York, NY
Dr. Suzanne Loftus, Psy.D. is a licensed psychologist with 25 years of clinical experience with both humans and animals. For the past five years, she has been an active member of Parrot Behavior Analysis Solutions Online assisting with list management and guiding caregivers to successfully solving avian behavior problems.
The workshop will provide a general introduction to applied behavior analysis, which is the science-based training technology you can use to teach your parrot successful companion behaviors and prevent and reduce behavior problems. Participants will learn to analyze the ways in which your interactions and environmental arrangements lead to and maintain existing problem behaviors and how to use the least intrusive, most positive solutions to prevent and solve them.
This Workshop is designed to:
teach participants how parrots learn thru science-based applied behavior analysis.
improve communication and understand your bird's behavior.
prevent and reduce unwanted self-destructive, disordered or unpredictable behavior (screaming, biting, feather plucking, etc) that can lead to physical symptoms and diseases.
analyze the ways your present interactions and environmental arrangements lead to existing problem behaviors.
apply more adaptive behaviors through the use of positive reinforcement and solutions to address these issues.
By understanding the fundamental principles of learning and behavior and the associated teaching technology, caregivers can facilitate successful parrot behaviors for lasting loving companionship that can provide a high quality of life for your parrots.
In this session, lecture topics will include functional analysis/assessment and positive reinforcement. The guideline followed is to always select the most positive, least intrusive effective interventions. To change our parrot's behavior we must first change what we do.
Students will quickly learn that once you have the necessary tools, a commitment to facilitate behavior rather than force it does not mean a loss of behavioral compliance.
Cost: Members: $30 single; $50 couple
Non-Members: $40 single; $65 couple
The Workshop will provide an opportunity to meet with and speak to people with common concerns.