Current Topics in Teaching Language to Children with Autism

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Current Topics in Teaching Language to Children with Autism

 

Vincent J. Carbone

B.F. Skinner’s analysis of verbal behavior has inspired important research and clinical applications for teaching language to children with autism. The purpose of this presentation is to describe some current topics in the behavior analytic approach to teaching verbal behavior and how this information can be used to improve the instruction of children with autism. Research and clinical applications related to joint stimulus control, teaching language using discrete trial instruction, selection of alternative communication methods and teaching advanced language skills will be discussed. Each of the four topics will be addressed during half day presentations during the two day session. Within the discussion of each topic a review of the current research and conceptual analysis will precede an overview of clinical application.  In addition, numerous video illustrations of implementation of instructional methods in various settings will support the discussion. 

 

Schedule

 

Day 1: Morning (Discrete Trial Instruction-DTI)

8:00- 8:45- Registration
8:45 – 10:15   Overview of the Conditioned Reflexive Motivating Operation
10-15-10:30 Break
10:30 – 11:45  Methods to Teach Learner Cooperation During DTI

11:45 – 1:00 Lunch Break

DAY 1: AFTERNOON

1:00 – 2:45  Methods to Teach Advanced Language Skills to Children with Autism
2:30 – 2:45 Break
2:45 – 5:00  Methods to Teach Advanced Language Skills (continued)

 

Day 2: Morning (Joint Control)

8:00- 8:45- Registration
8:45 – 10:15  Conceptual Analysis of Joint Control
10-15-10:30 Break
10:30 – 11:45  Teaching Memory Skills to Children with Autism Joint Control

11:45 – 1:00 Lunch Break

DAY 2: Afternoon (Alternate Communication Methods)

1:00 – 2:45 Review of the Research on Alternative Communication Methods
2:30 – 2:45 Break
2:45 – 5:00  How to Teach Manual Sign Language and Use of Speech Generating Devices


 

Parkway Fellowship
27043 Fm 1093 Rd
Richmond, TX 77406

13 BACB CEs!
In order to get CEs, participants will be required to sign in and out each morning, when returning from lunch, and prior to leaving at the end of the day.

February 20, 2018
8:00 - 8:30 am | Registration
8:30 - 5:00 pm | Workshop w/lunch on your own
Light Breakfast will be provided

February 21, 2018
8:00 - 8:30 am | Registration
8:30 - 4:00 pm | Workshop w/lunch on your own
Light Breakfast will be provided


Registration

Registrants may sign up for one or both days of the event. Email us at abanetworking@gmail.com or use the Contact Form if you have any questions.

FEAT-Houston is also offering to pay a 5th spot for every four staff members! Just fill out the form at checkout and specify who the 5th spot will be reserved for.


Scholarships

FEAT-Houston is offering scholarships to parents and public school teachers who feel they have enough background in applied behavior analysis to benefit from this conference and need assistance to attend. Please email carolsloan@att.net to inquire and apply.