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

Teaching Reasoning and Problem Solving to Higher Functioning Children

Monday, August 4, 2014 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

One repertoire that is often neglected in many teaching programs is that of reasoning, which is required for most forms of problem-solving. This workshop will show teachers, parents, and other professionals how to directly teach reasoning. The process involves the concurrent development of two repertoires, a talk-aloud analytical repertoire and a repertoire of active listening. Each is learned and practiced separately and then combined to form the repertoire required for reasoning. Special procedures have been developed for children with special needs, which include carefully teaching the five components of talk-aloud problem solving and active listens, and ensuring that the learner has a vocabulary of problem-solving. Participants will first learn and practice the methods themselves, and then they will learn how to adapt the methods to be effective with the populations with whom they work.

Due to the sequence and active responding of this session, presenters T.V. Joe Layng and JoAnne Robbins have chosen not to make their presentation available to participants until after the presentation is over. Thank you for your understanding and enjoy the session!

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Act 48
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Behavior Analysts
Education Professionals
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