Dr. Vince Carbone: Teaching Communication Skills Workshop

Central Texas Autism Center presents Dr. Vince Carbone, BCBA-D 2-day workshop, “Teaching Communication Skills to Children with Autism & Other Developmental Disabilities” on November 3-4, 2015.  For all ages and levels of learners- non-vocal to near conversational! Learn the Verbal Behavior Approach to teaching communication and establishing instructional control. Recommended for parents, teachers, Behavior Analysts, Behavior Therapists, Speech-Language therapists, schools, and agencies. This workshop focuses on the behavioral approach to teaching communication skills to children with autism and other developmental disabilities. This approach is based on B.F. Skinner’s analysis of verbal behavior and the research of Michael, Sundberg, Partington, and others. Participants in this workshop learn (1) to conduct a Behavioral Language Assessment, (2) to select the most appropriate form of communication for a child (vocal, signing, pointing to or exchanging pictures, or activating an augmentative device), and (3) to select the communication responses and supporting skills that should be taught first. The workshop includes the recommended teaching procedures for those children who have no formal communication skills to those that are near conversational speakers. The presenter also describes and demonstrates errorless teaching, specific quick-transfer (prompting and fading) procedures, and the use of both discrete trial training in the natural environment and during intensive teaching session. Many video tape demonstrations are provided to illustrate the methods to increase spontaneous language and to develop conversational skills.

Location: University of Texas J.J. Pickle Research Campus, Commons Learning Center, 10100 Burnet Road, Austin, TX 78758

Date/Time: November 3rd & 4th, 8:30 am-5:00 pm each day. (One hour lunch break and two fifteen minute breaks)

Price: Regular Registration is $395 by October 30 at 5:00pm

There is one scholarship available for a parent, and one available for a teacher. We will randomly select the scholarship winner from names submitted, and notify winners on Monday October 19th. To submit your name for a scholarship please use links below. The deadline to submit name for a scholarship is 10/18/15 (by midnight):

Teacher Scholarship: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CTJTYPM

Parent/Caregiver Scholarship: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CTQNMSC

Continuing Education and Certificates of Attendance 12 hours CEUs for BCaBAs and BCBAs.

2 day presentation includes manual, free parking, coffee/ beverage/ snacks, CEU’s and certificate of attendance

Register On-Line at www.ctac1.com or call 512-328-5599

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The Autism Society of Central Texas will have a booth at the workshop, so if you’re there, please stop by and see us!