Supervising Language Acquisition Programs for Children with Autism

Supervising Language Acquisition Programs for Children with Autism 

In 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the United States is approximately 1 in 59 children. Impairment in communication abilities is one common presentation in children with autism, but the range of communication impairment varies a great deal. This course will address how to establish a framework for setting up and supervising robust language acquisition programs for early language learners in schools. 


Hours: 1.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (3 Match)

Behavior Analyst Certification Board


This course is designed to meet Supervision CE requirements as outlined by the BACB.
CEU Type: Learning

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association


This course is offered for 0.10 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level; Professional Area).

Kansas Health Department of Aging and Disability Services (Speech)


Approved for 1.00 continuing education clock hours for Kansas Speech Pathologists and Audiologists by the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability. Long Term Sponsorship number LTS-S1057. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-ABA-0-BACBCE2
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 6/30/2021
Learning Objectives:
Identify specific targets for training personnel to implement language acquisition programs.
Utilize supervision techniques to ensure treatment fidelity.
Utilize intervention data as a means for ensuring supervision effectiveness.


Section 1: Introduction

A. About This Course

B. Learning Objectives

Section 2: ABA-Based Language Intervention

A. Improving Communication

B. Verbal Operants

C. Assessment

D. Informal Observation

E. Target Selection

F. Target Areas

G. Team Approach

H. Review

I. Summary

Section 3: Areas of Need/Intervention

A. Meet Hank

B. Manding

C. Listener Behavior

D. Echoic Training

E. Matching to Sample

F. Tacting

G. Generalization

H. Group Behavior

I. Review

J. Summary

Section 4: Collaborative Services

A. A Team Approach

B. Shared Data Sheet

C. Modeling

D. Collaborative Meetings

E. Target Updates

F. Staff Training

G. Data Collection

H. Shared Data Sheet

I. Data Binder

J. Collaboration at Work

K. Review

L. Summary

Section 5: Conclusion

A. Summary

B. Course Contributor

C. References

D. Congratulations!

Instructor: Rosemarie Griffin
Rosemarie Griffin, MA, CCC/SLP BCBA, is an ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She divides her time between a public school and a private school for students with autism in Ohio. She's presented at the national, state, and local level about systematic and collaborative language instruction for students with autism. Mrs. Griffin is also an adjunct professor here in Ohio, teaching a graduate level course about behavior analysis and ethics. In addition to these interests, she is the creator of the action builder cards. This nationally distributed therapy product provides professionals with a means of delivering evidenced based language therapy. They can be purchased at Her professional mission is to help all students expand their communication step by step. She can be reached at, Facebook @abaspeech, Instagram @abaspeechbyrose. 
  Disclosure: Rosemarie Griffin discloses the following potential conflict of interests/commercial interests: Relevant Financial Relationship with Creator Action Builder Cards as Product Developer Relevant Financial Relationship with Creator ABA Speech as Creator Relevant Non-Financial Relationship with No Entities Exists as (N/A)
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Behavioral Analyst; Introductory level Speech and Language Pathologists; in the following settings: Intellectual Developmental Disabilities.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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