Course description

This presentation will discuss the importance of developmentally appropriate practices within behaviour analytic early intervention programmes and will review some assessment tools, models and strategies to create the most meaningful change with very young learners.

  • 1

    Webinar access

    • Welcome

    • Presentation handout

    • Watch here

  • 2

    Before you go...

    • End of training survey

    • Quiz

Learning Objectives

After attending this workshop, learners should be able to:

  • Discuss the importance of social engagement and play in overall development and learning.

  • Identify the critical elements of Naturalistic Developmental Behavioural Interventions (NDBI).

  • Identify at least 3 different assessment tools available to assist in guiding goal selection in behaviour analytic early intervention programmes.

  • Explain the role of motivating operations in the development of social communication and play skills.

  • Discuss evidence-based strategies to increase critical early learner skills, including imitation, social communication, and play.


Shannon Eidman, BCBA

Shannon Eidman is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) with a post-graduate degree in School Psychology from the University of Cincinnati in Ohio, US. She has been supporting individuals experiencing various learning and behaviour differences across a range of settings for over 25 years. She has delivered trainings in the US, throughout islands in the Caribbean, and in Ireland. She has also presented at several national and international conferences, and has guest lectured at Trinity University on topics related to Applied Behaviour Analysis.

1 approved BACB learning credit

Reach Children's Services are proud to be an approved ACE provider. OP-21-0034


  • How many Continuing Education Credits do I need for re-certification?

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  • How long will I have access to the recording of the live event?

    You have 3 months access to the recording. After this time you can purchase an additional 2 weeks for a fee of €10.

  • I have completed the course and received my CEU credit certificate, what now?

    To manage your CEU credits on the BACB web site after completing any of our courses, please use our ACE Provider # OP-21-0034. Reach Childrens's Services is an authorized and approved Learning Continuing Education Provider.

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