Establishing Basic Skill Sets for Students with Autism Spectrum ~ December 14, 2017 (2 days)

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DepartmentESU 10 - SPED
Primary ContactPolly Hays
Facilitator(s)Dawna Sigurdson
DescriptionPresenter: Stacey Martin, MA, BCBA, LBA, with Summit Behavioral Services
This training is based on content from the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistant Network (PaTTAN).

In order to address the needs of students with Autism who present with limited or absent tact (labeling) and mand (requesting) repertoires, this training will cover conceptual skills and protocols necessary to establish basic skills sets for such students. Methods to teach the value of the earliest social interactions will be reviewed. Content will include specific teaching strategies relevant to an initial mand repertoire, initial imitation skills, basic listener responding skills, and early tact responses. A significant focus will be on the process of establishing early instructional control through shaping and pairing instruction with improving conditions for the student. Additionally, assessment and instructional practices related to the use of an object sort process for providing intensive teaching (discrete trial instruction) will be directly taught.
Participants will:
o Acquire methods of interaction that facilitate students approaching and staying near adults
o Identify basic concepts and procedures for establishing early cooperative responding and instructional control
o Review assessment procedures that support identification of basic cooperative responding, selecting early instructional targets, and promoting response variability.
o Practice procedures for establishing initial mand skills.
o Practice skill sets involved in use of a materials sort approach to intensive teaching/discrete trial instruction.

LocationESU 10 Kearney NE - Conference Rooms B & C - North Wing
Section Date(s)
December 14, 2017      8:30 AM       3:30 PM  
December 15, 2017      8:30 AM       3:30 PM  
PrerequisitesParticipants must have attended the 3 Day Intro to Intense Teaching of Verbal Behavior before attending this training.
AudienceAttending training with other team members who work with students with Autism or developmental disabilities is encouraged. (Special Education Teachers, SLP’s, Administrators, and other professionals working with students with Autism)
Distance LearningNo, this section can NOT be taken via distance learning.
LunchNo, lunch is NOT provided.
StudentsNo, student support is NOT enabled for this section.
Extra CreditNo, this section can NOT be taken for college credit.
CommentsRegistration 8:00-8:30 a.m. Workshop begins at 8:30 am