Intermediate and Advanced Verbal Programs for Students with Autism: Focus on advanced Tact Training

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Session Dates

Tuesday March 06, 2018 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


This session will extend the instructional protocols to teach a basic tact repertoire for students with autism. Included will be a review of protocols for teaching tacts of actions, two or multiple word component tacts, tacts of feature, function and class, and tacts of adverbs, adjectives, and prepositions. Additionally, the training will address the role of the tact in acquisition of other complex verbal skills such as responding to yes/no questions, use of the tact for intraverbal training, and use of joint control procedures as an aide in recall tasks. For each protocol the teaching procedures, teaching considerations, data collection and data-based decision making processes will be reviewed.

The session will include competency based activities. In order to obtain credit for this training, all participants much complete all competency activities.

Participants are expected to have mastered the content of the Intensive Skill Training in Applied Behavior Analysis for Students with Autism prior to registering for this training.


Participants will demonstrate:

  1. Procedures for delivering instructional protocols for advanced tact training including tacts of actions, two component tacts, tacts of feature function and class, tacts of adverbs, adjectives, and prepositions
  2. Use of joint control procedures to teach multiple component discriminations and responding to yes/no questions.
  3. Use of tact prompt strategies to teach intraverbal responding related to conversational skills

Target Audience

This training is targeted for consultants, Autism TACs, internal coaches and teachers implementing advanced instructional protocols within the consultation framework of PATTAN’s Autism Initiative ABA Supports.

Individuals attending this course must arrive on time and stay the duration of the course in order to receive Act 48 Professional Education hours. Requests for exceptions are to be brought to the attention of the individual´s Superintendent or IU Director prior to the course.

Topics Covered: Autism

Event Info

Event Type:


Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
No credit


PaTTAN Educational Consultant

Event Contact:


Ashely Frye


Mike Miklos