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42nd Annual Convention; Downtown Chicago, IL; 2016

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Workshop #W65
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
CANCELED: How to Teach Eye Gaze to Toddlers with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Saturday, May 28, 2016
4:00 PM–7:00 PM
Columbus Hall CD, Hyatt Regency, Gold East
Area: AUT/PRA; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Ivana Krstovska-Guerrero, Ph.D.
IVANA KRSTOVSKA-GUERRERO (Queens College, City University of New York)
Description: Impairment in eye gaze is one of the earliest symptoms identified in infants later diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Eye gaze impairment interferes with successful attending to environmental stimuli necessary for building the foundation of early social communication. As a result, the learning process of young learners with ASD is negatively affected. This workshop will first review the research on eye gaze interventions across both requesting and joint attention contexts. Prerequisite skills required for eye gaze will be identified next. Specific procedures to teach eye gaze across different social-communicative contexts, including requesting and joint attention will be described as well as planning for generalization. Video clips of typically developing toddlers and toddlers with ASD engaging in eye gaze will be viewed, followed by a guided practice of various prompting and prompt fading procedures to teach eye gaze. Strategies to decrease response effort during instruction will be discussed to help avoid the development of problem behavior during intervention.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, the participant will be able to: (1) assess and, if necessary, teach prerequisite skills needed for eye gaze; (2) teach eye gaze in different social-communication contexts; (3) decrease response effort to help toddlers engage in eye gaze; (4) plan for skill generalization and maintenance.
Activities: This workshop will include a lecture, video observation, discussion, and guided practice. Supplemental materials with written procedures for each targeted skills will be provided to participants at the beginning of the workshop.
Audience: The target audience for this workshop is practitioners who work with toddlers with autism spectrum disorders.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Advanced



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