Association for Behavior Analysis International

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31st Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2005

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W14
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
Language for Learning: A Direct Instruction Language Development Program
Friday, May 27, 2005
10:00 AM–5:00 PM
4D (4th floor)
Area: VRB; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Cathy L. Watkins, Ph.D.
CATHY L. WATKINS (California State University, Stanislaus)
Description: This workshop is designed to provide training in the Language for Learning program. Language for Learning is a comprehensive oral language development program that teaches the essential concepts and skills all children need in order to be successful. The workshop will provide an overview of Direct Instruction programs, emphasizing language development programs. Training will focus on effective delivery of Language for Learning. Participants will practice teaching formats from the program and receive feedback from the workshop presenter. Issues related to using the program with students who have exceptional learning needs will also be addressed. Teachers Guides for the Language for Learning program will be provided.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, the participant will be able to: - Describe the scope and sequence of skills taught in Language for Learning. - Identify critical design features of the program and explain their importance. - Demonstrate effective program delivery techniques. - Demonstrate effective correction procedures. - Specify the necessary preskills for entering Language for Learning. - Make placement and grouping decision based on the Language for Learning placement test. - Describe appropriate adaptation/modifications for students with exceptional learning needs.
Activities: Participants will receive information about the design of the Language for Learning program. Videotapes of lessons will be shown. The presenter will demonstrate how to teach selected formats from the program. Participants will practice delivering formats and receive feedback from the workshop presenter.
Audience: Anyone who is interested in learning how to teach Direct Instruction programs in general and Language for Learning in particular. No previous experience necessary. The workshop is appropriate for teachers, practitioners, and parents.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Basic



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