Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis and Teaching Verbal Behavior in the Classroom

This two-day workshop will illustrate through extensive use of video how applying the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis to teaching Verbal Behavior (VB) can be effective in classroom settings for students with autism.
Research has demonstrated that the application of these principles to teaching language and other related skills lead to the development of functional communication skills, reduction in problem behavior, and an increase in social interactions.

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Creating a Willing Learner

This two-day workshop is designed to help prepare participants to establish instructional control and teach functional communication skills to students with autism and other developmental disabilities using the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA) with an emphasis on B.F. Skinner’s analysis of verbal behavior.

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Natural Environment Teaching

This two-day workshop is designed to help prepare participants to teach language and other related skills to students with autism and other developmental disabilities utilizing natural environment teaching (NET). Hands-on activities will provide instruction on how to select, plan, and implement individual and group lessons based on student motivation. It is recommended that a VB-MAPP guide and protocol be brought to the workshop.

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Addressing Problem Behavior in School and Home Settings

Over the past 25 years, an effective technology for reducing problem behavior has emerged within the field of applied behavior analysis (ABA). The literature on functional analysis provides teachers and parents with reinforcement-based approaches for addressing problem behavior and is considered “best practice” for determining the underlying causes of noncompliance, aggression, self-injury and stereotypy.

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Teaching Higher-Level Language and Related Skills to Students with Autism

This two-day workshop is designed to help prepare participants to teach advanced language skills to students with autism and other developmental disabilities. Hands-on activities will provide instruction on how to teach these skills utilizing specific prompting procedures within a discrete trial format. It is strongly recommended that a VB-MAPP guide and protocol be brought to the workshop.

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