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

The Role of Fluency in Programs for Students with Autism

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 -
1:15pm to 4:15pm

One educational method that is highly effective and supported by published evidence is fluency training. Fluency training is implemented for skills that a child can demonstrate but not at a speed that is efficient. It serves to build the rate at which particular skills are emitted. Many educators are familiar with fluency for academic skills such as words read correctly per minute. This session will extend verbal skills using fluency training. Rate data is a valid measurement and fluency training is an effective teaching tool; however, an analysis of when to use such tools is important for maximizing effective instructional time. Skills taught to fluency aims serve to build retention, endurance, and stability, and promote generalization for more complex language.

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Act 48
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