Association for Behavior Analysis International

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34th Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2008

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W50
CE Offered: BACB
Visual Stimulus and Response Modifications in Programming for Children with Autism.
Saturday, May 24, 2008
8:00 AM–11:00 AM
Boulevard A
Area: AUT; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Jonathan J. Tarbox, Ph.D.
SCOTT BRAUD (Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc.), JONATHAN J. TARBOX (Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc.)
Description: Clinically, some children with autism have demonstrated slow progress when traditional vocal teaching strategies are used. Visually based teaching strategies are one possible program modification that can be used to accelerate a childs rate of acquisition and teach new skills. The current workshop will review visually based stimulus and response modifications that can be used to teach skills that are traditionally targeted in intensive behavioral treatment programs for children with autism. Examples from clinical cases will be provided.
Learning Objectives: 1. Attendees will become familiar with research on teaching children with autism with visually modified materials 2. Attendees will learn how to identify when a lack of progress in teaching in vocal modalities may indicate that a shift to visually-based program modifications may be useful. 3. Attendees will learn how to modify commonly used teaching procedures by switching stimulus presentation modalities from vocal to visual. 4. Attendees will learn how to modify commonly used teaching procedures by switching required response modalities from vocal to manual or stimulus selection based.
Activities: Attendees will listen to lecture, participate in group discussion, provide practical examples from their clinical experience, write visually-modified teaching programs, and discuss the strengths and limitations of visual modifications for teaching programs for individuals with autism.
Audience: Service providers who work with children with autism.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate



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