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42nd Annual Convention; Downtown Chicago, IL; 2016

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Workshop #W64
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
CANCELED: The Big Ideas of Effective Small Group Explicit Instruction for Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders
Saturday, May 28, 2016
4:00 PM–7:00 PM
Grand Suite 3, Hyatt Regency, Gold East
Area: AUT/EDC; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Nancy Marchand-Martella, Ph.D.
NANCY MARCHAND-MARTELLA (Eastern Washington University), RONALD C. MARTELLA (Eastern Washington University)
Description: In-service and pre-service training programs tend to target too many instructional skills, leaving educators/behavior analysts with knowledge that is sometimes “a mile wide and an inch deep.” This workshop will focus on four big ideas of effective small group classroom instruction with focus on evidence-based practices for students with autism spectrum disorder. Best practices were researched and described in two of the instructor’s published papers (Marchand-Martella, Martella, & Lambert, 2015 and Plavnick, Marchand-Martella, Martella, Thompson, & Wood, 2015). These big ideas include (1) setting expectations, (2) increasing student engagement, (3) providing praise, and (4) conducting error correction procedures. A focus on explicit instruction will be made, based on the work of Engelmann, Archer, and others. This workshop has been presented at APBA (Seattle) and in numerous school districts. The intention is to have participants leave with a high level of mastery of four important instructional tips.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, the participant will be able to: (1) set expectations; (2) increase student engagement; (3) validate students through the use of praise; (4) conduct error corrections; (5) employ explicit instruction for students with ASD; (6) conduct lessons to demonstrate their acquired skills.
Activities: Workshop objectives will be met through lecture, modeling, discussion, guided practice, and independent practice activities.
Audience: Educators, behavior analysts, related services personnel
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate



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