Teaching Communication Skills To Children with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities
Conducted by: Vincent J. Carbone, Ed.D, BCBA-D
This workshop focuses on the behavioral approach to teaching communication skills to children with autism and other developmental disabilities. This approach is based on B.F. Skinner's analysis of verbal behavior and the research of Michael, Sundberg, Partington and others. Participants in the workshop learn 1) to conduct a Behavioral Language Assessment, 2) to select the most appropriate form of communication for a child (vocal, signing, pointing to or exchanging pictures, or activating an augmentative device) and 3) to select the communication responses and supporting skills that should be taught first. The workshop includes the recommended teaching procedures for those children who have no formal communication skills to those that are near conversational speakers. The presenter also describes and demonstrates errorless teaching, specific quick-transfer (prompting and fading) procedures, and the use of both discrete trial training in the natural environment and during intensive teaching session. Many video tape demonstrations are provided to illustrate the methods to increase spontaneous language and to develop conversation.
For more information or to register please contact Danielle at firstname.lastname@example.org
First come first serve.
*Applications Due by March 31, 2019*
Attendance at Dr. Carbone’s Introduction to Verbal Behavior Workshop
"Teaching Language to Children with Autism & Other
Developmental Disabilities" (Sundberg & Partington)
"Assessment of Basic Language and Learner Skills" (Sundberg & Partington)
"Behavior Modification: Principles and Procedures" (Raymond Miltenberger)
VB Mapp (Sundberg)
You must have completed the prerequisites and bring the materials with you to the Summer Institute.
For more information please contact Danielle Halpin at the Carbone Clinic at email@example.com