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

Teaching Signs and Sign Language to Hearing Students with Developmental Disabilities Including Autism

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 -
1:15pm to 4:15pm

This workshop will focus on teaching sign language to children and adults with autism (and other developmental disabilities). The participants will learn the difference between the two primary types of response forms: topography-based (e.g., sign language) and selection-based (e.g., picture exchange). Advantages and disadvantages of each will be discussed. The participants will learn how to teach signs as a primary response form, and understand the main reasons sign language programs fail and how to avoid these pitfalls.

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Act 48
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Education Professionals
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