Many individuals with autism or other developmental delays do not acquire verbal language skills in the same way as their peers. This course provides an overview of verbal operants and how they are addressed in ABA programs. Video examples and interactions provide practice on key concepts. 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/
Relias Learning, LLC is approved as a Curriculum Developer by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours for all WA State Direct Care Workers. Training Provider Code: WA0624. CE Approval Code:
Relias Learning, LLC is a BICC Approved CE Provider.
This course aligns with C-23 on the BCAT Task List.
Teaching Expressive Language
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: How People Learn to Speak
The Joy of Hearing the First Word
Typical Language Development
Behavior Analytic Approach to Language Development
Section 3: Mands
Language Rich vs. Systematic
Mands: First Communication
The Problem of Defective Mands
Assessing Mand Repertoires
Using the Natural Environment to Teach Mands
Teaching Mands Using Discrete Trials
Expanding the Use of Mands
Section 4: Tacts and Echoics
Mason Is Really Talking
What Are Tacts?
Section 5: Advanced Expressive Language Skills
Having a Conversation
What are Intraverbals?
Rote vs. Meaningful Intraverbals
Fine-Tuning Expressive Language
Section 6: Conclusion
Dr. Rhonda Davin is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with over 25 years of experience in the fields of developmental disabilities and autism. She has served the field as a teacher, college professor, consultant and expert witness. She started Behavior Consulting Services which provided direct behavior analytic services to children with autism and their families. She has supervised and mentored several behavior analysts and service providers currently practicing in the field today. Dr. Davin has also provided technical assistance for large scale organizational change efforts in the area of Positive Behavior Supports. Disclosure: Rhonda Davin, Ph.D., BCBA-D has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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