Association for Behavior Analysis International

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32nd Annual Convention; Atlanta, GA; 2006

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Workshop #W72
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
Developing Language-Based Learning Objectives and Curricula Using the ABLLS Assessment
Saturday, May 27, 2006
8:00 AM–11:00 AM
Area: EDC; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Daniel Cohen-Almeida, M.A.
CHRISTINE D. HAGENLOCHER (Newton Public Schools), JAMES T. ELLIS (Melmark New England), DANIEL COHEN-ALMEIDA (Melmark New England)
Description: The Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills (ABLLS) is an objective guide for the assessment of young children with autism. This workshop will review the ABLLS assessment; specifically the Requesting, Labeling, and Intraverbal sections. Participants will develop IEP objectives from sample ABLLS assessment results, and will also develop curricula for these skill areas. Participants will receive a CD of sample curricula from each of these 3 skill areas
Learning Objectives: Participants will: 1) Review the ABLLS assessment: specifically the Requesting, Labeling, and Intraverbal sections. 2) Develop IEP objectives from sample assessment data. 3) Review the components of effective language curricula. 4) Develop sample language curricula.
Activities: Brief Lecture, Case Study, Video Review
Audience: Behavior Analysts and Special Educators responsible for the assessment of language skills and the development of language curricula.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate



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