Association for Behavior Analysis International

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34th Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2008

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Workshop #W61
CE Offered: BACB
Overcoming Severe Deficits in Vocal Behavior with The Association Method.
Saturday, May 24, 2008
8:00 AM–11:00 AM
Area: VRB; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Teresa A. Grimes, M.S.
JUDY POLLARD- LICKLIDDER (Pollard Licklidder Clinic), TERESA A. GRIMES (Whole Child Consulting LLC)
Description: The Association Method has proven to be an effective paradigm for establishing vocal repertoires after other approaches have failed. Brief case studies of 5 such learners will be presented in this workshop. This workshop will also describe the etiology of disorders affecting vocal behavior. Lecture, video, and data will be utilized to familiarize attendees with the techniques of The Association Method. The instructors will describe how The Association Method can be integrated with the rest of a learner's programming.
Learning Objectives: 1. Be able to define The Association Method and describe how it is different from other approaches. 2. Be able to list multi-dimensional aspects. 3. Create fundamental materials. 4. Apply the method at basic/entry level.
Activities: 1. Break out groups to practice new terminology with flash cards. 2. Use of guided notes to facilitate acquisition. 3. Break out into groups to create introductory materials. 4. Break out into groups to practice entry level applications.
Audience: Parents and advanced professionals who work with learners demonstrating little or no vocal behavior.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Advanced



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