Association for Behavior Analysis International

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32nd Annual Convention; Atlanta, GA; 2006

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Workshop #W14
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
A Curriculum for Intensive, Early Intervention Program for Children with Autism: The First Three Phases
Friday, May 26, 2006
10:00 AM–5:00 PM
Regency V
Area: TBA; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Barbara A. Metzger, Ph.D.
BARBARA A. METZGER (Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools), ANGELA L. POLETTI (Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools)
Description: The first three phases of a curriculum for teaching young children with autism will be presented. The curriculum is presented in a flow chart format that specifies the sequence of teaching programs as well as grouping the programs by level of difficulty into three phases. The curriculum has a heavy emphasis on teaching early language and play skills. The curriculum also covers imitation, school readiness and self-help skills. Teaching methodologies and strategies, problem solving, and video clips for beginning programs and advanced programs will be presented. Systems for maintenance and generalization will be presented. Each participant will be given a copy of the curriculum flow chart as well as the corresponding "consultant" notes.
Learning Objectives: 1. Read the curriculum flow chart to determine the sequence of skills. 2. Identify the programs of the first three phases of the curriculum. 3. Identify the goal of each program. 4. Identify potential mistakes of each program. 5. Identify teaching tips for each program. 6. Demonstrate the steps of discrimination training. 7. Demonstrate the left to right visual work system. 8. Identify the types of generalization. 9. Read the maintenance system flow chart. 10. Identify play activities to incorporate into your teaching.
Activities: 1. Watch video clips of specific programs and specific teaching methods/strategies 2. Lecture 3. Question and answer 4. In vivo practice of teaching methodologies/strategies
Audience: Parents and professionals who want to learn about the curriculum and methodologies to teach a young child with autism.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate



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