These workshops are designed for those who are implementing skill acquisition programming and have a basic understanding of Skinner’s Analysis of Verbal Behaviour. Educators, BCBA, BCaBA, RBT as well as parents may benefit from these workshops.

3 Type 2 CEU’s available at each workshop

Presented by: Pam Lawrynowycz MA, BCBA; Lisa Kota M.ADS, BCBA; Menna Mahrous MA, BCBA; Dana Pettus M.ADS, BCBA

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Looking at me, Looking at you: Establishing Eye Contact and Joint Attention in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

This presentation will review various procedures for developing eye contact and joint attention and participants will leave with examples of specific programs for increasing these skills.

Participants will:

*Identify why eye contact is important in the development of various skills and the importance of an analysis of the controlling variables for eye contact

*Describe procedures for teaching joint attention: responding and initiating

*Describe procedures for teaching to follow eye gaze

*Describe the procedures for establishing others as discriminative stimuli and reinforcers, and conditioning eye contact as a reinforcer

Time: 9:15 am – 12:15 pm

Cost:$50 CAD

Location: 100 The East Mall, Etobicoke, ON M8Z 5X2

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Becoming Vocal: Developing Vocalizations in Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

This presentation will review procedures for developing vocal behaviour in learners with ASD. Participants will leave with programs and resources for specific teaching procedures.

Participants will:

*Identify why vocal verbal behaviour is the preferred method of communication and the skills necessary for conducting language intervention

*Describe the procedure for teaching phonetic hand cues to improve articulation

*Describe the procedure to teach sign language and use of a time delay to increase vocalizations

*Describe vocal shaping procedures

Time: 9:15 am – 12:15 pm

Cost:$50 CAD

Location: 100 The East Mall, Etobicoke, ON M8Z 5X2

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Let’s Talk: Teaching Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder to Ask and Answer WH Questions

This presentation will review procedures developed by Dr. Francesca degli Espinosa to develop generalized responding to discriminating WH questions.

Participants will:

*Identify beginner and intermediate tact objective

*Describe what an Autoclitic is and specific autoclitic frames which can be used to teach WH questions

*Describe the procedure for teaching discriminations using autoclitic frames

*Describe the procedures for teaching mands for information (asking WH questions)

Time: 9:15 am – 12:15 pm

Cost:$50 CAD

Location: 100 The East Mall, Etobicoke, ON M8Z 5X2                                                                                        

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Let’s Chat: Developing Conversation Skills in Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder

This presentation will review procedures for developing conversational skills in learners with ASD and identify pre-requisite skills for teaching conversation.

Participants will:

*Identify target skills for teaching conversation

*Describe the procedures to ask questions in a conversation

*Describe the procedures to make comments in a conversation

*Describe the procedure to engage in appropriate nonverbal behaviour during conversations (e.g. eye contact, personal space, staying still etc.)

Time: 9:15 am – 12:15 pm

Cost:$50 CAD

Location: 100 The East Mall, Etobicoke, ON M8Z 5X2