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42nd Annual Convention; Downtown Chicago, IL; 2016

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Workshop #W34
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
CANCELED: Using the Verbal Behavior Approach to Teach Vocal Manding
Saturday, May 28, 2016
8:00 AM–3:00 PM
Columbus Hall GH, Hyatt Regency, Gold East
Area: AUT/VRB; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Renee Marie Terrasi, Ph.D.
Description: This workshop is designed to help parents, educators, and other practitioners learn how to teach a child with autism or other developmental disabilities to communicate effectively. An overview of B. F. Skinner's analysis of language will be given to explain the different types of expressive language skills (verbal operants) that a child needs to acquire along with many videos demonstrating effective methods used to teach the mand.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, the participant will be able to: (1) identify examples of B. F. Skinner’s verbal operants; (2) identify methods for developing and maintaining the motivation of young children with autism; (3) identify how to contrive and manipulate motivation; (4) identify how to teach and shape a mand repertoire.
Activities: Instructional Strategies: Lecture and discussion Workshop objectives will be met through a balanced presentation of lecture, guided practice, video observation, and group discussion. Core content will be taught through lecture and video demonstrations of strategies will be provided. Supplemental materials for identifying language and learning barriers will be provided in order to support participant learning.
Audience: Basic-Intermediate
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Basic
Keyword(s): NET, Verbal Behavior



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