Association for Behavior Analysis International

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35th Annual Convention; Phoenix, AZ; 2009

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W43
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
CANCELLED: Small Group and Individual Activities Targeting Social and Communication Deficits in Children with Autism and Language Delays
Friday, May 22, 2009
6:00 PM–9:00 PM
North 120 BC
Area: AUT; Domain: Applied Behavior Analysis
CE Instructor: Diane Bannerman Juracek, Ph.D.
Melanie Allison Rose (Southern Illinois University, Carbondale), JENNY C. MARTIN (Southern Illinois University), Leigh Karole Grannan (Southern Illinois University, Carbondale)
Description: Discrete trial training (DTT) and naturalistic teaching are evidenced-based procedures often used to teach children with autism spectrum disorders and language delays. This workshop will discuss the continuum of teaching approaches conceptualized from applied behavior analysis. Discrete trial presentation in both individual and small group activities will be shown. The use of scripted task presentations to facilitate goal implementation within activities will also be discussed. Goals for activities will be identified and tied to the Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills-Revised (ABLLS-R), an assessment and curriculum guide developed by James W. Partington, Ph.D., BCBA.
Learning Objectives: Apply discrete trial teaching in a small group format Target a skill area in a variety of settings using different teaching approaches Understand how to increase performance in ABLLS-R goal areas using creative activities Incorporate individual goals based on different learner skill levels within the same group activity
Activities: Participants will view film footage of creative activities to target ABLLS-R goals areas. Explanation and conceptual framework will be shown via PowerPoint. Sample lesson plans and scripted task presentations will be given.
Audience: Parents, teachers, and service providers currently using or interested in increasing language with the ABLLS-R. BCBA’s and BCABA’s new to or wishing to expand their knowledge in the area of autism and/or children with language delays would also benefit from this workshop.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Basic



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