Association for Behavior Analysis International

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30th Annual Convention; Boston, MA; 2004

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W48
CE Offered: None
The Use of Video/Computer Technology in Teaching Children with Autism
Friday, May 28, 2004
6:00 PM–9:00 PM
Area: PRA; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Catherine E. Falleo, M.D.
CATHERINE E. FALLEO (Personal Touch Early Intervention Program), MARY ELLEN MCDONALD (The Genesis School), SHARON A. REEVE (Caldwell College)
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 instruction has been successful for children with autism across a variety of skill areas. This workshop will provide information on a variety of video-based instructional methods that have been effective in teaching children with autism. Specific methods to be reviewed will include: video-based contingencies, video rehearsal/role play, video-based instruction, video modeling, and video priming. In addition to video-based instruction, computer-based instruction is showing promising effects for individuals with autism. A sample of computer-based instructional programs that have been effective for children with autism will be modeled (e.g., The Discrete Trial Trainer).
Learning Objectives: At the completion of the workshop, participants will be able to: Describe at least three video-based instructional methods that can be used with children with autism. Describe at least two uses for video modeling with children with autism. Explain in what circumstances the use of video contingencies might or might not be warranted. Provide a rationale for using video or computer-based instruction for children with autism.
Activities: Participants will observe video-based instructional techniques on video and select a behavior to increase using a video-based instructional method. Volunteer participants will 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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