Teaching Communication Skills To Children with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities
Conducted by: Vincent J. Carbone, Ed.D, BCBA-D
This workshop focuses on the behavioral approach to teaching communication skills to children with autism and other developmental disabilities. This approach is based on B.F. Skinner's analysis of verbal behavior and the research of Michael, Sundberg, Partington and others. Participants in the workshop learn 1) to conduct a Behavioral Language Assessment, 2) to select the most appropriate form of communication for a child (vocal, signing, pointing to or exchanging pictures, or activating an augmentative device) and 3) to select the communication responses and supporting skills that should be taught first. The workshop includes the recommended teaching procedures for those children who have no formal communication skills to those that are near conversational speakers. The presenter also describes and demonstrates errorless teaching, specific quick-transfer (prompting and fading) procedures, and the use of both discrete trial training in the natural environment and during intensive teaching session. Many video tape and/or live demonstrations are provided to illustrate the methods to increase spontaneous language and to develop conversation.
Registration fee includes continental breakfast & buffet lunch to maximize use of available training time. Registration is on a first come first served basis. *Savings for early registration*
BCBA & BCaBA CEU's are provided for full attendance at this workshop.
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