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43rd Annual Convention; Denver, CO; 2017

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Workshop #W69
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
CANCELED: Improving Protocols to Overcome Error Patterns While Teaching Conditional Discriminations and Receptive Identification to Children With Autism
Friday, May 26, 2017
4:00 PM–7:00 PM
Hyatt Regency
Area: AUT/DDA; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Smita Awasthi, M.S.
SRIDHAR ARAVAMUDHAN (Behavior Momentum India), SMITA AWASTHI (Behavior Momentum India)
Description: Stimulus overselectivity (Lovaas, Koegal & Schreibman,1971) , weak behavior consequence relations (Fisher, Pawich, Dickes, Paden & Toussaint, 2014), a history of responding with errors, problems with pre-requisite skills such as attending and scanning (Kodak, Clements et al., 2015), inadequate staff training and a number of other factors are routinely known to interfere with acquisition of conditional discriminations required to demonstrate listener responding skills (receptive language) to competence by children with autism. Even when parents and professionals are convinced that the child knows, a thorough assessment eliminating position and instruction sequence biases would reveal that the discrimination may not have really been acquired. This workshop will address evidence based practices to improve receptive language training.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to:(1) Run assessments to identify errors in responding and ascertain if discriminated responding has been truly achieved; (2) Identify types of errors in responding as they occur during teaching trials; (3)Tailor teaching protocols to minimize error patterns; (4)Use a variety of within stimulus prompts, stimulus salience and response prompts; (5)Identify common errors made by instructors during teaching trials; (6)Staff training to overcome instructor errors; (7)Training to Improve the salience of behavior consequence relations to accelerate acquisition of discriminated responding.
Activities: Workshop objectives will be met through lecture, video presentations, demonstration videos and structured small group exercises.
Audience: BCBAs and BCaBAs with less than 3 years of clinical experience and Behavior Technicians
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate
 

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