This session is intended to address the needs of students with autism who present with limited or absent tact (labeling) and mand (requesting) repertoires. The presenter will review conceptual skills and protocols necessary to establish basic skills sets. A significant focus of the session will be on the process of establishing early instructional control as well as establishing the value of social interaction. The session will cover assessment procedures, skill sequencing, and instructional program development; as well as strategies for organizing instructional materials. Specific strategies relevant to teaching across a variety of operants including mand, imitation, listener responding, and tact will be presented.
August 6 – 9, 2018
The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center
State College, Pennsylvania