Association for Behavior Analysis International

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31st Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2005

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W15
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
A Curriculum for Intensive, Early Intervention Program for Children with Autism: The First Two Phases
Friday, May 27, 2005
10:00 AM–5:00 PM
Joliet (3rd floor)
Area: AUT; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Barbara Metzger, Ph.D.
BARBARA METZGER (Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools), ANGELA L. POLETTI (Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools)
Description: 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. 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 for beginning programs and advanced programs will be presented.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, the participant will be able to: - Read the curriculum flow chart to determine the sequence of skills. - Identify the programs of the first two phases of the curriculum as well as the overall goal and ideal timeline for each phase. - Identify the goal of each program. - Identify potential mistakes of each program. - Identify teaching tips for each program. - Demonstrate the steps of discrimination training. - Demonstrate the left to right visual work system. - Identify the types of generalization. - Identify play activities to incorporate into your teaching.
Activities: Watch video clips of specific programs and specific teaching methods/strategies; Lecture; Question and answer; In vivo practice of teaching methodologies/strategies.
Audience: Parents and professional 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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