GUIDING THE DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF AN INTENSIVE BEHAVIORAL PROGRAM FOR TEACHING LANGUAGE AND BASIC LEARNER SKILLS
Vincent J. Carbone, Ed.D.
Board Certified Behavior Analyst
This 3 day workshop is designed to provide advanced training to behavioral consultants, special education teachers, speech language pathologists, and special education coordinators or supervisors who already possess intermediate level skills related to behavioral program development for children with autism or related developmental disabilities.
This workshop provides the type of information that is frequently presented in graduate level courses in applied behavior analysis. The objective of the workshop is to provide the participants with a framework for conducting conceptual analyses that guide the teaching of important skills to children with autism. A conceptual analysis is especially valuable to practitioners when general teaching procedures and methods are not effective in individual cases. The workshop includes topics presented in introductions to Skinner’s analysis of verbal behavior and applied behavior analysis but with an emphasis upon the theoretical and conceptual foundation of these topics. In a highly interactive format the workshop will include materials and discussion related to the conceptual analyses of motivation, word meaning and understanding (joint control), private events in a natural science, advanced discussion of primary verbal operants and secondary verbal operants including autoclitic processes, etc. These topics will be linked to the clinical application of these concepts and principles to the teaching of important skills to children with autism. Moreover, learning activities and video illustrations will be used demonstrate the application of these concepts and principles. The workshop also includes topics related to the management of behavioral programs. Competency-based staff training, performance management and data-based decision making will also be discussed.Throughout the workshop the participant’s verbal repertoire related to the use of technical behavioral terms to describe the conceptual analysis and teaching of important skills to learners with autism will be shaped and reinforced differentially.
The number of workshop participants will be limited to insure a highly interactive format with individualized instruction related to specific setting and needs. “To benefit maximally from the workshop, prior attendance at an Introductory Workshop or documentation of extensive behavioral training is strongly recommended.”
Audio taping is allowed—please refrain from video taping
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Limited spaces available. First come first serve.