Association for Behavior Analysis International

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35th Annual Convention; Phoenix, AZ; 2009

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W67
CE Offered: BACB
Overcoming Severe Deficits in Vocal Behavior with The Association Method
Saturday, May 23, 2009
8:00 AM–11:00 AM
North 124 A
Area: AUT/DDA; Domain: Applied Behavior Analysis
CE Instructor: Mary Jane Weiss, Ph.D.
TERESA A. GRIMES (Whole Child Consulting, LLC), Judy Pollard-Licklidder (Pollard-Licklidder Clinic)
Description: The Asociation Method has proven to be an effective paradigm for establishing a vocal repertoire, even after other approaches have failed. Brief case studies of two such learners will be presented, in addition to video presentations of a number of students from the Pollard-Licklidder Clinic in Kansas. The workshop wil describe the etiology of disorders affecting vocal behavior. Lecture, video and data will be utilized to familiarize attendees with the techniques of The Association Method. The instructors will descrie how The Association Method can be integrated with the rest of a learner's programming.
Learning Objectives: 1. Be able to define The Asociation Method and describe how it is different from other approaches. 2. Be able to list the multi-dimensional aspects, (physical, visual and auditory) 3. Create fundamental materials. 4. Apply the method at basic/entry level
Activities: 1. Break out group to practice new terminology with flash cards. 2. Use of guided notes to facilitate acquisition. 3. Break out into groups to create introductory materials and practice entry level applications.
Audience: Parents and advanced professionals who work with learners demonstrating little or no vocal behavior.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Basic



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