Association for Behavior Analysis International

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32nd Annual Convention; Atlanta, GA; 2006

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Workshop #W32
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
Providing Feedback on the Intensive Teaching of Verbal Operants through a Transcription Code
Friday, May 26, 2006
2:00 PM–5:00 PM
Area: TBA; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Michael Miklos, Ph.D.
MICHAEL MIKLOS (Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network), WILLIAM A. GALBRAITH (Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network)
Description: This three hour workshop will guide participants through the process of observing and recording the instructional behavior of teachers during intensive teaching of the primary verbal operants for children with autism. The conceptional origins and basic instructional procedures for using a mixed and varied approach to teaching the verbal operants will be briefly reviewed . Focus will be on a method of transcribing teacher behaviors using a formalized code. The transciption code to be presented is flexible and allows consultants to deliver competency based performance feedback to instructors. Participants will learn to code rate of instructional presentation (trials per minute), the frequency of type of verbal operant trial presented; ratio of reinforcement delivery;and fidelity with error correction and prompting procedures.
Learning Objectives: 1. Participants will identify components of instruction using a mixed and varied approach to teaching the verbal operants to children with autism. 2.Participants will read transcription protocols and describe the quality of instruction represented by the protocol. 3. Participants will practice using the observational code to transcribe both demonstrations of instruction and videotaped instructional samples 4. Participants will practice scoring transcription protocols and analyzing the protocols 5. Participants will identify steps in providing systematic feedback using the transcription protocol.
Activities: Participants will be provided opportunities to practice coding videotaped segments of instruction as well as instructional demonstrations. Practice in reading and interpreting transcription protocols will be provided.
Audience: Consultants and teachers providing intensive behavioral interventions which incorporate Skinner's analysis of verbal behavior for students with autism.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate



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