Association for Behavior Analysis International

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31st Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2005

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W37
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
Designing Instructional Curricula for Children with Autism
Friday, May 27, 2005
6:00 PM–9:00 PM
Private Dining Room 2 (3rd floor)
Area: AUT; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Daniel Cohen-Almeida, M.A.
DANIEL COHEN-ALMEIDA (Melmark New England), JAMES T. ELLIS (Melmark New England), BRIAN C. LIU-CONSTANT (Melmark New England)
Description: Intensive educational services for children with autism require instructional curricula that are individualized to each learner, adapted to the teaching environment, minimize errors, and incorporate the collection of meaningful objective data to evaluate progress. Workshop participants will review stimulus control and discrimination learning principles, errorless prompting strategies, curriculum components and organization, and data collection systems. Particular emphasis will be placed on adapting curricula to fit the students learning style and the learning environment. Examples will be provided for teaching academic, communication, and social skills in one-to-one, inclusion, and home-based settings.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, the participant will be able to: - Identify basic stimulus control and discrimination learning principles. - Identify the components of systematic instructional curricula - Identify instructional strategies and prompting methods - Write 2 instructional curricula (given case study examples)
Activities: Interactive Lecture, Group Discussion, Video review, Case Studies
Audience: Introductory/Intermediate
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Basic



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