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Anyone else going to the EABG next week?

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StarlightMcKenzie Fri 22-Mar-13 12:29:44

Looks like I'm going to be running from room to room all day but I'm about to colour in my programme and find the break slots.

Is anyone interested in meeting up? I'll be the one who is NOT SCARY! grin

moondog Fri 22-Mar-13 12:51:50

Ah excellent.
Was about to put in a little reminder for the MNers again.
What do you fancy going to Star?

StarlightMcKenzie Fri 22-Mar-13 13:07:46

Well all the ones that have titles that I understand, and all the ones that have titles I don't! grin

TBH I'm such a lay person I could probably just park myself in one room and stay there and be totally facinated by whatever came.

Sadly I can't make any of the workshops on Wednesday though.

bochead Fri 22-Mar-13 13:13:59

Yup I'll be there on Mon & Tues for deffo. Can't afford the workshops on Wed. (Death to all washing machines and plumbers!)

I'm going to those lectures which I understand the title of (my background is very practical, not pysch stuff) blush. I'll be the one walking round scratching head hopefully no longer wearing an eye patch lol!

moondog Fri 22-Mar-13 13:21:57

Most of the people there are practical hands on types, Bochead.
At least the ones I work with (many of whom are presenting).
Titles may sound a bit fancy but focus is on what works in day to day life.
Excellent, look forward to meeting you and seeing the lovely Star again.
I've never been to EABG before actually so v excited!

Dev9aug Fri 22-Mar-13 13:51:47

I might turn up on Monday, but hospital appointments all day Tuesday for the kids...sad

StarlightMcKenzie Fri 22-Mar-13 14:03:23

I went to the PT workshop last year. Just imagine eh? A whole day!

I really enjoyed it though. It was delivered with so much enthusiasm and humour.

StarlightMcKenzie Fri 22-Mar-13 14:03:39

Last year? - I mean last time.

sickofsocalledexperts Fri 22-Mar-13 14:16:01

I'm going!

moondog Fri 22-Mar-13 14:30:54

Hooray! Mini MN posse! grin
Dev, I really hope you can come.
Those talks in room 305 from 9:00 will be especailly relevant to you.
The people speaing are superb practitioners doing amazing work with people like your ds.
The fact that they are referring to something in a idfferent language is irrelevant (to you I mean-it's the same sort of intervention, irrespective of what language it is offered in.

StarlightMcKenzie Fri 22-Mar-13 14:33:50

I really want to see the blog man!

StarlightMcKenzie Fri 22-Mar-13 14:34:32

Although I had half an hour chat with him last time, in the foyer, without knowing who he was. Just as well I think.

StarlightMcKenzie Fri 22-Mar-13 14:35:38

Planning a FOI spam thanks to devs encouragement. Perhaps we can plot Dev!?

moondog Fri 22-Mar-13 14:55:51

I always say on Mn that blogman is really lovely but truly he is.
A person of great moral integrity.
Ooh, looking forward to hearing about the FOI spam.
You should pick up lots of useful tips on low cost effective behavioural intervention in the state sector.

Inappropriatelyemployed Fri 22-Mar-13 15:04:29

This would be very interesting if I could make it.

Out of interest, as ABA has been around for a quite a long time, are there any contributions to discussions made by those who have been recipients of the ABA method? You get many AS/HFA speakers who can shed real light on understanding the difficulties those with ASD face. It would be really interesting to hear from the 'users' perspective of the benefits of ABA rather than those just delivering the service.

I mean get a load of OTs or SLTs in a room and they will tell your their interventions are hugely successful too.

I think it would be fascinating to hear from the individual in terms of the long lasting gains of the interventions.

StarlightMcKenzie Fri 22-Mar-13 15:09:03

Oops. Got it wrong. It was the SAFMEDS workshop I did, not the PT.

In my mind I could just see charts............

moondog Fri 22-Mar-13 15:54:33

Star, SAFMEDS are PT! grin
It's just one way of applying the principles.

Dev9aug Fri 22-Mar-13 16:29:00

Thanks moondog. and yes star plot away, I am sure we can come up with something. I don't know I want to take credit for encouraging you though. Mrstarlight might have to say something on that. grin

IA I was at a consult for ds1 re ABA last month and after our consultation, a young woman and her mother walked in, just ordinary people really, I didn't think much of it. I was told later that young woman was 16 and the consultant who we saw worked with her from a very early age and she was there to thank him. She also said that she was very grateful to her mother for providing her the opportunity to learn through ABA, otherwise there is no way she would be where she was today.

StarlightMcKenzie Fri 22-Mar-13 17:17:42

IA I think that ABA as an intervention for children that is made explicit is only really done so because of the climate.

It would possibly be like requesting an adult come and tell you how much they benefitted from 'The listening tree' at school or the deprived disaffected class of East End Morris dancers focussing on the method that was used to teach them rather than the fact that they worked hard, developed huge self-confidence and travelled the world representing England.

<I realised I've probably lost you with the morris dancing though>

MareeyaDolores Fri 22-Mar-13 18:21:49

Will be there Tues. Hopefully with a carrot on my lapel grin

StarlightMcKenzie Fri 22-Mar-13 18:29:52

Oooh, will I get to meet you?

Are you as funny in real life?

StarlightMcKenzie Fri 22-Mar-13 18:30:29

Sorry. After that, the answer is probably no to my first question.

moondog Fri 22-Mar-13 18:56:35

It's great that Mareeya is coming too.
She is great company. Tres intelligent and very funny. grin
We will have a right laugh.
I am looking forward to pointing out my fantastic colleagues to my imaginary online friends.

StarlightMcKenzie Fri 22-Mar-13 20:19:31

Ah. I met some already. I got them into a restaurant when the one they had planned to visit was full. Not Londoners for sure!!! grin

StarlightMcKenzie Fri 22-Mar-13 20:19:57

Absolutely love to meet Mareeya!

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