DAY 1 - Building a Mand Repertoire & Errorless Teaching Procedures (Nov 16)
Participants will learn the key elements to successfully motivate children with ASD to express their wants and needs (mand repertoire) and use errorless teaching procedures to maintain motivation and develop a positive learning environment. Alternative/augmentative communication strategies will be reviewed, with particular emphasis on the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and sign language.
Intensive Teaching Procedures: Tacts, Intraverbals & Listener Behavior (Nov 17)
This day will explore the teaching of verbal behavior beyond the mand exchange and will focus on teaching expressive language skills such as labeling (tacts) and intraverbal interactions. Receptive (listener behavior) will also be reviewed. Similar to day two, errorless teacher procedures will be incorporated into the rehearsal sessions. Intensive data collection procedures will also be reviewed during this session.