Teaching Verbal Imitation / Echoics


Key elements in this chapter include an overview of imitation and its importance. The two topographies of imitation (motor and verbal) are reviewed. This chapter focuses on verbal imitation. The language development of the typically developing child is presented and contrasted with the language development of some children with ASD. The ABCs of teaching echoics are introduced and described. Strategies for selecting echoics, teaching and reinforcing echoics, and shaping echoics are delineated. Stimulus-stimulus pairing is defined and examples are given. Assessments and protocols that have been proven effective in promoting the development of echoics are introduced. This training program is based on the RBT Task List and is designed to meet the 40-hour training requirement for the RBT credential. This program is offered independent of the BACB. Current Link: https://bacb.com/rbt-task-list/


Hours: 0.75


Certificates provided by accrediting body (1 Match)

Behavioral Intervention Certification Council

0.75 HOURS

Relias Learning, LLC is a BICC Approved CE Provider.

This course aligns with C-23 on the BCAT Task List.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-ATS-0-ECHOICS
Hours: 0.75
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 6/30/2019
Learning Objectives:
Define echoic behavior
Describe the role automatic reinforcement plays in the development of language.
Define and give an example of stimulus-stimulus pairing.
Describe the ABCs of echoic training.
Identify different level targets that should be taught during echoic training.
Describe assessments that can be used to guide echoic training.

Key Terms and Concepts •Echoic •Stimulus-Stimulus Pairing •Articulation •Babbling •Automatic Reinforcement •Volume •Pitch •Inflection •Word shell

Instructor: Karen Crisler
Karen Elizabeth Crisler is a Behavioral Analyst based out of Kaneohe, Hawaii and her medical specialization is Behavioral Analyst. She practices in Kaneohe, Hawaii and has the professional credentials of MA, BCBA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst). Disclosure: Karen Crisler has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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