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42nd Annual Convention; Downtown Chicago, IL; 2016

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Workshop #W35
CE Offered: BACB — 
CANCELED: Teaching Communication Using Augmentative Communication Applications to Individuals With Limited Receptive and Expressive Language
Saturday, May 28, 2016
8:00 AM–3:00 PM
Montreux 2, Swissotel
Area: AUT/VRB; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Catherine M. Gale, M.S.
CATHERINE M. GALE (UK Behaviour Analysis and Research Group CIC/UK Young Autism Project), DIANE W. HAYWARD (UK Behaviour Analysis and Research Group CIC/UK Yo)
Description: Communication applications for tablets are now widely available and developed. UK Young Autism Project (UKYAP) has been using an application to teach children with autism, who have limited receptive and expressive language skills, to communicate. UKYAP have used applications in applied settings to teach children skills such as expressive labelling, requesting, using verbs, describing (e.g., colours, verbs, using past tense), asking questions, and conversation skills. The skills are taught and generalised to functional settings where the children are communicating spontaneously in teaching sessions, family situations, and community settings.This workshop will describe the procedures used to teach language and communication skills using an augmentative communication app. Data will be presented on teaching children to ask "where" questions.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, the participant will be able to: (1) describe how to design task analyses required to teach expressive language skills using augmentative communication applications on a tablet; (2) program and teach expressive language and communication skills on a tablet; (3) identify situations and settings in which use of the augmentative communication applications can be generalized; (4) describe how to teach functional communication skills in a variety of settings using a communication app.
Activities: Video examples of teaching and use of the application's core content will be taught through lecture and video demonstrations. There will be group work in order to practice programming the application and role play for teaching skills.
Audience: BCaBA and BCBA
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Basic
Keyword(s): Augmentative Communication, Expressive Language, Technology



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