“When a child shows signs of delay, parents are desperate for information,” said Cecilia H. Knight, director of IBT. “We want to make sure that we can be a part of the solution for Spanish-speaking families."
Los Angeles (PRWEB) May 01, 2014
Institute for Behavioral Training (IBT) today announced the release of its Spanish eLearning product titled “Aprendizaje Electrónico” to provide users with an in-depth training on autism spectrum disorder (ASD), applied behavior analysis (ABA) and behavior management techniques. The training addresses the need for information on ASD in the Spanish-speaking community. IBT has trained over 3,000 people across the United States and various countries since 2013. The Spanish eLearning is available for purchase at http://www.ibehavioraltraining.com/IBT/Espanol-Elearning.aspx.
According to the new statistics released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on March 27, 2014, one in every 68 children in America is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), with one in 42 boys and one in 189 girls diagnosed. The CDC also indicates that white children are more likely to be identified as having ASD than are African-American or Latino children. Experts suggest that the prevalence rates of ASD in the Latino community are actually higher than the most recently published rates indicate. In fact, studies show that Latino children are actually diagnosed a full two years later than white children. Many pediatricians state that they do not offer developmental screenings in Spanish and are concerned that there is very little awareness in the Latino community about ASD and the early signs of autism.
“When a child shows signs of delay, parents are desperate for information,” said Cecilia H. Knight, director of IBT. “We want to make sure that we can be a part of the solution for Spanish-speaking families. Putting appropriate resources in the hands of teachers, parents, direct staff and the Latino community is important to us.”
The nine-hour eLearning training is comprised of modules that include: Introduction to Autism and ABA; Skill Development; Teaching Skills; Maintaining Skills; Managing Problem Behavior; and Collecting Data.
About Institute for Behavioral Training (IBT)
IBT is considered the one-stop training hub for individuals at all levels who interact with, teach, care for, and treat individuals with autism spectrum disorder and other development disorders. IBT's programs educate students, parents, professionals, and caregivers on evidence-based techniques using applied behavior analysis (ABA), so they can maximize progress when working with any individual. For more information about IBT, visit http://www.ibehavioraltraining.com.