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