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July 31 – August 3, 2017
The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel
State College, Pennsylvania

Update on Verbal Behavior Research with Individuals with Autism

Thursday, August 3, 2017 -
9:00am to 12:00pm

Research on the use of Skinner's (1957) conceptualization of verbal behavior to teach language and communication skills to individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is published with increasing frequency. This research appears in many different journals, making it cumbersome for practitioners to follow and stay up to date with the literature. The purpose of this presentation is to summarize and synthesize information from recently published research in this area. A brief introduction to general trends in verbal behavior research will be followed by a comprehensive summary of recently published (within the last two years) studies that cover procedures for teaching mands, tacts, intraverbals, and complex verbal operants to individuals with ASD. Specific themes that emerge from these studies will be discussed, focusing on implications for practice.

Session number: 
69
Content Level: 
Beginner
Available Credits: 
Act 48
ASHA
BACB
Infant
OT
Psych
PT
SW
Intended Audience: 
All Participants