August 6 – 9, 2018
The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center
State College, Pennsylvania

Beyond the Elementary Verbal Operants: Multiple Control, Intraverbal Control and Remembering

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

In this presentation we will review the concepts of multiple control, intraverbal control, and recall. For each topic to be addressed, we will first provide a conceptual analysis, and, consequently, illustrate how that analysis can be translated into applied procedures to establish flexible and contextually appropriate verbal behavior in children with autism. We will explore the following conceptual distinctions in both theory and practice: (A) divergent and convergent multiple control; (B) the intraverbal as an elementary operant and intraverbal control as a pervasive variable in the control of autoclitic frames; (C) recall as the endurance of stimulus control and recall as novel problem solving. We will demonstrate the generality of the analyses presented by showing applied examples from children in both Italy and the United Kingdom. In so doing, we will offer a conceptual and applied framework within which to sequence language objectives and that participants can directly adopt or modify for use in their own clinical practice.

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Act 48
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