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44th Annual Convention; San Diego, CA; 2018

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Workshop #W44
CE Offered: BACB
Enhancing Curriculum Design in Autism Interventions: Analysis of Instructional Content, Selection of Stimuli, and Beyond!
Friday, May 25, 2018
8:00 AM–3:00 PM
Room to be Announced
Area: AUT/PRA; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Allaina Douglas, M.A.
ANDREW BULLA (Armstrong State University ), THOM RATKOS (Berry College), ALLAINA DOUGLAS (University of Oregon ), NICOLE BAUER (North Shore Pediatric Therapy )
Description: A variety of behavioral skill assessments exist that allow practitioners to get a snapshot of a learner's current repertoire. These assessments typically describe what deficits exist, but do not provide a detailed scope and sequence of specific instructional tasks to be mastered. Often times, it is left up to the clinician to select which targets are to be taught and with what stimuli to teach those targets. The current workshop will present attendees with strategies to analyze instructional content prior to teaching (Tiemann & Markle, 1990). More specifically, attendees will learn how to conduct a concept analysis and select teaching and testing stimuli from this analysis (Shimamune & Malott, 1995). Additionally, strategies will be shared on how to select targets across a variety of skills (e.g., tacting, listener responding, basics of math, etc.) for learners of all ability levels, and how to teach these skills in a way that leads to discrimination between stimulus classes and generalization within the stimulus class (Tennyson, Woolley, & Merrill, 1972). Attendees will complete concept analyses for the learners they typically work with and leave with a complete set of teaching and testing stimuli based on their analysis.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to (1) state the critical components for developing a concept; (2) write the steps of a concept analysis for early intervention procedures; (3) list strategies to enhance discrimination between stimulus classes and generalization within stimulus classes.
Activities: The workshop will combine lecture and small group/individual activities targeted towards early intervention instructional design.
Audience: Basic; early intervention practitioners
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Basic
Keyword(s): early intervention, instructional design

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