Association for Behavior Analysis International

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31st Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2005

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Workshop #W61
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
The Use of Computer and Video Technology with Children with Autism
Saturday, May 28, 2005
8:00 AM–11:00 AM
Joliet (3rd floor)
Area: AUT; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Mary Ellen McDonald, Ph.D.
MARY ELLEN MCDONALD (The Genesis School), MICHELE LEYKUM (The Genesis School), ERIN SPARACIO (The Genesis School)
Description: Often children with autism have great difficulty learning new skills, and one factor that often impedes learning by children with autism is the social component of the learning process. The use of video-based intstruction has been successful in teaching a variety of new skills. This workshop will provide information on a variety of video-based instructional methods that can be used successfully to teach skills to children with autism. Specific methods to be reviewed will include: video modeling, video rehearsal, video priming. In addition to video-based instruction, computer-based instruction and a combination of the use of video and computer technology will also be discussed.
Learning Objectives: At the completion of the workshop, participants will be able to: - Describe at least 3 video-based instructional methods that can be used with children with autism - Describe at least 2 uses of video modeling with children with autism. - Explain how reinforcement contingencies can be used through video contingencies - Provide a rationale for using computer or video technology for children with autism
Activities: Participants will observe video clips depicting a variety of video-based instructional techniques. Participants will be asked to select a behavior that they would like to increase using video-based instruction and will work on developing a plan to use video-based instruction to teach a skill. Volunteers will also have an opportunity to sample computer-based technology programs.
Audience: Special educators, psychologists, school personnel, behavior analysts and parents
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate



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