Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.


31st Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2005

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W23
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
Teaching Advanced Level Skills to Children with Autism
Friday, May 27, 2005
10:00 AM–5:00 PM
Astoria (3rd floor)
Area: AUT; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Kim D. Lucker Greene, Ph.D.
CHERISH TWIGG (Private practice), HOLLY R. KIBBE (Establishing Operations, Inc.), KIM D. LUCKER GREENE (Behavior Management Consultants, Inc.)
Description: This workshop is designed for providers of applied behavior analysis services to children with autism. It will focus on teaching advanced skills such as mands for information, answering novel intraverbal questions, initiating and maintaining conversation, as well as peer socialization and independent play skills. Video examples will be used to demonstrate recommended procedures. It is recommended that the participants are familar with and bring a copy of the Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills (Partington & Sundberg, 1998). An understanding of verbal operants such as mands, tacts, and intraverbals is strongly recommended prior to attending this workshop.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, the participant will know: - How to contrive motivation for information in order to teach mands for information. - Steps to teach children with autism to answer novel intraverbal questions of all types (e.g. Why, How, When, etc) - What prerequisite skills are necessary before teaching conversation skills and how to teach conversation when ready. - The importance of and procedures to teach manding for the attention of others. - How to teach advanced tacting skills such as pronouns, prepositions, emotions and composite tacting. - Helpful procedures to teach advanced receptive skills such as following multiple step directions. - Steps to increase peer socialization. - Steps to increase appropriate play skills.
Activities: Workshop activities will include modeling of procedures as well as video examples. Participants will practice developing lesson plans to incorporate procedures discussed during the workshop.
Audience: The target audience for this workshop are parents and professionals who deliver behavioral services to children with autism. Knowledge of the verbal operants is recommended prior to attending.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate



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