Advanced Skills Training for Autism Support Consultants: Autoclitics and Joint Control


Session Dates

Monday April 26, 2021 9:00 AM - 4:15 PM - Webinar

This event is by invitation only. You must have a registration key in order to register.

Effective consultation aimed at improving language programming for students with autism requires attention to complex verbal behavior. In order to address two key aspects of complex verbal behavior, namely autoclitic control and jointly controlled verbal responding, descriptions of conceptual and procedural considerations will be presented. The first topic will include a review of relational autoclitics and the role frames of control play in the development of generative responding. The discussion will contrast a molecular view of autoclitic responding with other explanatory models including relation frame theory. The second topic will involve a review of procedures, including recent studies completed by Dr. Carbone and his colleagues, addressing the role of joint control procedures in various instructional program to teach complex, multiply controlled verbal responding.


Participants will:

  1. Identify and provide examples of relational autoclitic frames and discuss the contingencies that shape acquisition of such frames.
  2. State the basic conceptual framework for joint control procedures used to expand verbal competencies for children with Autism.
  3. Describe procedures for using an analysis of joint control to teach multiply controlled verbal responses.

Target Audience

  • Consultants for public school autism support programs
  • Autism TACs
  • PaTTAN Autism Initiative Consultants
  • Internal Coaches and SLPs collaborating with PaTTAN Autism Initiative

Topics Covered: Autism

Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this event. Contact: Ashely Frye, at 717-901-2272, or

Event Info

Event Type:


Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
No credit


Dr. Vincent J. Carbone

Event Contact:


Ashely Frye


Mike Miklos