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44th Annual Convention; San Diego, CA; 2018

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Workshop #W2
CE Offered: BACB
CANCELED: Beyond Picture Cards: A Systematic Approach to Multiple Exemplar Training With Visual Stimuli When Teaching LRs, Tacts, and Matching Skills to Children With Autism and Other Developmental Disabilitie
Thursday, May 24, 2018
4:00 PM–7:00 PM
Room to be Announced
Area: AUT/VRB; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Methodology, M.A.
COURTNEY AGARWAL (Bierman ABA Autism Center), COURTNEY BIERMAN (Bierman ABA), CHRISTINA BAROSKY (Bierman ABA)
Description: Children with autism often struggle with discrimination and generalization when being taught using visual stimuli. Designing effective programming for learners who have difficulty learning to discriminate and generalize between and across stimuli should be done systematically to ensure all of the salient features of stimuli are taught (Tiemann & Markle, 1990). This presentation will teach staff to identify critical and variable features of visual concepts that are appropriate for teaching within language programs, as well as demonstrate how to create meaningful sets of visual materials by selecting appropriate stimuli to include each of those critical and variable features. This will ensure clients learn to discriminate and generalize from the beginning stages of instruction and prevent the development of faulty stimulus control. This method is a replacement for traditional methods of design and teaching, which often includes using randomly selected images or pre-packaged flashcards. This is an interactive workshop. Individuals attending this workshop must bring a laptop in order to participate in the learning activities.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to: (1) Identify examples of concepts; (2) Identify the critical and variable features of a concept; (3) When given a concept, create a meaningful set of visual stimuli; (4) When given an incomplete set, identify what is extra or missing; (5) Understand how to program for generalization and discrimination from the beginning when teaching LRs, tacts, and matching skills.
Activities: - Instructional strategies include: lecture, discussion, individual practice including modeling and feedback for demonstration of learning objectives
Audience: BCBAs, BCaBAs, and other individuals responsible for designing instruction for children with autism and other developmental disabilities
Content Area: Methodology
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Keyword(s): discrimination, generalization, multiple exemplars, visual stimuli
 

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