Course Code: REL-ATS-0-ECHOICS-V2U
Type: Online Course
Describe functions of verbal behavior.
Explain how the various types of expressive language is cued and reinforced.
Use discrete trials to teach expressive language skills.
Use naturalistic teaching techniques to teach expressive language.
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
Rhonda Davin, Ph.D., BCBA-D
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.
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