Integrating Speech and ABA-Based Programs- A Closer Look at Speech Training

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Session Dates

Thursday October 15, 2015 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM


This training will provide a follow up to the training from October 2014 including an advanced description of the conceptual and applied practices that promote acquisition of vocal verbal behavior for students with autism in school settings. The content will build upon the prior training to focus on developing an integrated speech acquisition program to be guided by both speech and language clinicians and behavior analysts. Outcomes will instruct practices that can be utilized by classroom teachers across the students’ school day. The training will review processes related to sequences of speech skill acquisition, assessment, place, voice and manner features of speech sounds, stimulus-stimulus pairing, the role of the echoic and mand training in speech acquisition, increasing vocal variability, rapid motor imitation antecedent training (RMIA), and other evidence based approaches.


Participants will:

  • State the processes related to sequences of speech skill acquisition
  • Describe 2 methods to assess existing vocal (speech) repertoires
  • Explain the speech targets to prioritize sequentially.


Speech Language Pathologists, Classroom Teachers, Behavior Analysts, School Psychologists, and other professionals serving student with Autism Spectrum Disorders in ABA-Based Programs.

Topics Covered: Autism

Event Info

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Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
No credit


Barbara Esch

Event Contact:


Distance Learning
800-446-5607 x6884