Association for Behavior Analysis International

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30th Annual Convention; Boston, MA; 2004

Workshop Details


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Workshop #W1
CE Offered: None
A Curriculum for an Intensive, Early Intervention Program for Children with Autism: The First Two Years
Friday, May 28, 2004
10:00 AM–5:00 PM
Dalton
Area: AUT; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Barbara Metzger, Ph.D.
BARBARA METZGER (Winston Salem/Forsyth County Schools)
Description: A curriculum for teaching children with autism across the following skill categories will be presented: language, play/socialization, imitation/observational learning, school readiness, and self-help skills. The entire curriculum has been divided into six phases. This presentation will cover the skills in the first three phases, with an emphasis on language and play skills. This presentation will cover the following related topics: necessary prerequisite skills, vertical and horizontal curriculum development, foundation skills vs. combination skills and ideal time guidelines for completion of each curriculum phase. The difference between the initial acquisition of a skill and the subsequent generalization of that skill will also be covered.
Learning Objectives: At the completion of the workshop, participants will be able to: Identify the first three phases of the curriculum and an ideal time guideline for each. Read the curriculum flow-chart to determine the sequence of skills. Discriminate between vertical and horizontal curriculum development. Discriminate between foundation and combination skills in curriculum development. Discriminate between the initial acquisition of a skill and the subsequent generalization of that skill. Identify the purpose of and the steps of teaching early language skills. Identify the purpose of and the steps of teaching early play skills.
Activities: Materials will be presented in a lecture format with time for practice in developing curriculum for sample children.
Audience: Parents and professionals who are teaching young children with autism.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate

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