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Workshops

ABA PRESENTATIONS 

NOTE: Time noted for each presentation is approximate and can be increased or decreased based on the need of the organizer. 

LANGUAGE TRAINING SERIES

WORKSHOP 1 (3.5 hours): Getting Started with the Early Learner: Part 1

Topics:

  • What do typically developing children do?
  • What is “recovery”?
  • How to get started and How not to get started?
  • Programming for the Early Learner: Using the ‘Teach one and probe for generalization technique'
  • Teaching play skills: It’s more important than Tablework
  • Teach using 3 and 4 term contingencies


WORKSHOP 2 (3.5 hours): Getting Started with the Early Learner: Part 2

  • Teaching procedures: errorless learning, using “no,” discrimination training, collapsing trials and expanding trials
  • Programming for the early learner: Introducing Language Based Programs
  • Why vocal imitation is a critical element in language acquisition
  • Teaching communication to the early learner who can produce vocal language
  • Teaching communication to the early learner who has minimal or no vocal language
  • Preparing for Playdates
  • Establishing the rate of acquisition and establishing program goals

WORKSHOP 3 (3.5 hours): Early – Intermediate Level Programming: Expanding Language Programs

  • What are the critical language programs and how do they fit together?
  • Alternative teaching strategies for programs
  • Increasing the complexity of discriminations to include previously acquired responses
  • How to structure a playdate

WORKSHOP 4 (3.5 hours): Intermediate Level Programming and Preparing for School

  • What are the critical language programs and how do they fit together?
  • Alternative teaching strategies for intermediate level programs
  • Sequencing programming for an individual learner

WORKSHOP 5 (3.5 hours): Advanced Language Training: Negation/Exclusions, Past Tense Verbs, Describing and Guessing

  • This workshop will outline the programming sequences that lead to these programs, teaching procedures and alternative procedures.

WORKSHOP 6 (3.5 HOURS): Advanced Language Training: Prepositions, Pronoun, and Opposites

  • This workshop will outline the programming sequences that lead to these programs, teaching procedures and alternative procedures.

WORKSHOP 7 (3.5 HOURS): Advanced Language Training: Same and Different + Why, WH Discrimination, Advanced Categories, and Conversation Training.

  • This workshop will outline the programming sequences that lead to these programs, teaching procedures and alternative procedures.
  • The Lovaas Reading/Writing Program: A Visual System for Teaching Children with Autism (3-6 hours)
  • This workshop outlines how to implement a visual system of teaching children who have difficulty acquiring skills from the standard vocal language approach to teaching.
  • A Different Approach to Skill Selection for Children with Autism: How to Create a Curriculum Flowchart (3-6 hours)
  • Flowcharting program/skill sequences across skills domains and calculating the rates of acquisition are two skills that are not often used but are critical elements of program development for both home and school-based educational/treatment programs. This workshop outlines the procedures and program sequences to implement a system of flowcharting. This workshop is for parents, educators, behavior analysts, and all individuals involved in curriculum development for individuals with learning differences. If you are currently applying a Verbal Behavior Model, Lovaas Model, PCDI model or other specific education/treatment model, this workshop is for you because it is the primary goal of the presenter to encourage the attendee to acquire and apply new skills (i.e., flowcharting and calculating the rates of acquisition, etc.) that may benefit the learners we work with at home and at school regardless of the model of treatment being applied.

Presenter: Ray Cepeda, BCaBA, CBAA