Master Series: Considerations in Teaching Receptive Language: The Listener as Speaker”

November 29, 2011

The relation between speaking behavior and listener behavior, what is often referred to as expressive or receptive language, must be considered as a central component of teaching language to children with autism and other disabilities. This session will highlight the role that speaking plays in guiding listener responding. The session will provide an overview of basic conceptual and teaching methods that can promote development of skills such as requesting, labeling, and conversing. Through teaching the basic verbal operants, students may become more effective at skills such as following directions or discriminating items or concepts when they are named. Likewise the session will cover situations in which listener responding skills may facilitate acquisition of speaker skills. The implications of acquiring both speaker and listener skills will be discussed for practical skill sets such as social skills, conversational skills, and language comprehension. Handouts include: 1) Verbal Behavior MAPP documents 2) The Multiple Control of Verbal Behavior 3) Intraverbal Behavior and Verbal Conditional Discriminations in Typically Developing Children and Children with Autism 4) Blank Data Sheet 5) First 300 Nouns 6) First Five Trials: Listener Discrimination 7) Setting Generalization for LD Data Sheet 8) LD Array Complexity 9) LD Scene Generalization 10) Listener Responding by Function, Feature, Class (LRFFC) 11) Thematic RFFC to Intraverbal Fill-ins Wh Questions 12) LRFFC Verb & Noun Language List 13) Single Word Tracking System 14) Standard Data Sheet 15) Tact Verb-Noun Combination 16) Verb-Noun Language List 17) Verbs Language List 18) Considerations in Teaching Receptive Language: The Listener as Speaker powerpoint (pdf format)

Title of Training: Master Series: Considerations in Teaching Receptive Language: The Listener as Speaker”

Presenter: Mark Sundberg, PH.D., BCBA-D

Training Date: 12/01/2011

Topics: Autism

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