Association for Behavior Analysis International

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30th Annual Convention; Boston, MA; 2004

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Workshop #W67
CE Offered: None
Skinner's Analysis of Verbal Behavior
Saturday, May 29, 2004
8:00 AM–11:00 AM
Back Bay C
Area: PRA; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Mark L. Sundberg, Ed.D.
MARK L. SUNDBERG (Behavior Analysts, Inc./STARS School)
Description: This workshop will cover the basic concepts of Skinner's analysis of verbal behavior. We will also discuss how Skinner's analysis is conceptually different from other (traditional) analyses of language. Participants will learn how to define and exemplify the elementary verbal operants (i.e., echoic, mand, tact, intraverbal, textual, and transcriptive), and how to classify samples of verbal behavior.
Learning Objectives: At the completion of the workshop, participants will be able to: Explain how Skinner's analysis of verbal behavior is different from other analyses of language. Define the elementary verbal operants (i.e., echoic, mand, tact, intraverbal, textual, and transcriptive). Provide examples of the different types of verbal behavior. Classify samples of verbal behavior.
Activities: Workshop attendees will participate in didactic presentations, discussions, and exercises in the analysis of verbal behavior. Handouts will be provided to each attendee that will provide information on each topic, as well as exercises and examples related to those topics.
Audience: Participants should have at least a working knowledge of behavior analysis and some interest in the topic of language.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Basic

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