Workshop #4 – Developing Individual Discrete Trail Programs Based on the VB-MAPP Assessment

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from Thursday, February 06, 2014
to Friday, February 07, 2014

Jersey City, NJ - 8:30 am - 4:30 pm - Workshops #1, 2 and 3 are prerequisites
Hudson County Community College - Culinary Conference Center - 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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This two-day workshop is designed to help prepare participants to assess students using the Verbal Behavior Milestones and Placement Program (VB-MAPP) and interpret results.  The VB-MAPP is based on B.F. Skinner’s (1957) analysis of verbal behavior, established developmental milestones, and research from the field of applied behavior analysis (ABA).  Hands-on activities will provide instruction on how to teach language and other related skills to students with autism and other developmental disabilities utilizing a discrete trial format.  It is strongly recommended that a VB-MAPP guide and protocol be brought to the workshop.

  • Distinguish between the five components of the VB-MAPP: Milestones Assessment, Barriers Assessment, Transition Assessment, Task Analysis and Skills Tracking, and Placement and IEP Goals
  • Conduct and score the Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (VB-MAPP)
  • Utilize VB-MAPP scores to select individualized, developmentally appropriate discrete trial targets.
  • Implement research-based teaching procedures.
  • Demonstrate errorless teaching procedures across the verbal operants.
  • Calculate an appropriate VR schedule for individual students.
  • Implement appropriate behavior reduction procedure to manage off-task behavior.
  • Follow multi-step discrete trial programs to teach advanced concepts (adjectives and prepositions).
  • Organize student program binders and teaching materials.
  • Employ a variety of efficient and effective data collection methods for discrete trial.