Association for Behavior Analysis International

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43rd Annual Convention; Denver, CO; 2017

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W92
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
Troubleshooting Speech Programs
Friday, May 26, 2017
4:00 PM–7:00 PM
Hyatt Regency, Agate A
Area: PRA/AUT; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Barbara E. Esch, Ph.D.
BARBARA E. ESCH (Esch Behavior Consultants, LLC)
Description: This workshop is an extension of the earlier workshop Developing Vocal Verbal Behavior and will provide participants the opportunity to present individual cases for speech program review to identify specific issues in order to determine appropriate next steps. For participants not presenting a case, its an opportunity to observe the problem solving process related to speech development programs. As a group, we will review information from each selected case. This will include results from echoic assessment and vocalization baselines, video clips, current program data, and other relevant information. For each case, Dr. Esch will discuss how to use this information to select appropriate speech teaching targets, how to best sequence these targets, and how to troubleshoot current problems in the program. General dos and don'ts when teaching speech and articulation will be included. Participants who pre-register for the workshop will be offered the opportunity to submit their learner's case for the group consultation. Prior to the workshop, participants presenting cases will need to submit to Dr. Esch a video permission form, signed by parent or guardian, to allow video review by the workshop audience. Workshop content has obtained credibility, as demonstrated by the involvement of the broader practice, education, and science communities in studying or applying the findings, procedures, practices, or theoretical concepts.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to: Describe assessment results, identify appropriate starting points for speech targets, and suggest appropriate next steps for programming.
Activities: Reviews of assessment information, video observation, case consultation, and participant discussion of program recommendations for individual cases submitted by participants.
Audience: Speech pathologists, behavior analysts, clinicians, program directors, and any others who are responsible for helping individuals learn to speak.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Keyword(s): speech acquisition, vocal-verbal



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