July 31, 2012
At Rabin Hall The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
A part of the:
ICare4Autism International Autism Conference
Autism: A Global Perspective
August 1-2, 2012 at International Convention Center (ICC) Jerusalem, Israel
“Developing Language and Functional Skills for Children with Autism at Home, in School, and in the Community”
presented by James W. Partington, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Director of Behavior Analysts, Inc.
Author of the Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills-Revised (ABLLS®-R)
ABLLS®-R Now available in Hebrew
A Certificate of Attendance and continuing education Type II BACB credits for BCBA’s and BCABA’s was offered at this event.
When: July 31, 2012
9am – 4pm
Description of workshop:
Specific techniques used to develop effective programs in both the home and school settings were presented for individuals at both the early learner and more advanced student levels.
In order to facilitate the rapid acquisition of critical language and learning skills, it is important that both the selection of specific learning objectives and the teaching activities be prioritized. Intervention strategies should focus on the skills that make it possible for the learner to acquire a broad range of skills from a variety of skill repertoires and be able to use functional skills during their everyday activities.
At the conclusion of this workshop, participants were able to:
Identify strategies for helping parents and educators prioritize the learning outcomes for both language and functional living skills based upon a student’s current set of skills.
Identify methods to incorporate the development of important functional life skills into everyday household, community and classroom activities.
Analyze programs for a nonverbal individual and select learning objectives that will help identify the skills necessary to develop instructional control and establish an initial verbal repertoire.
Analyze instructional programs for an individual who has acquired a set of basic verbal (mand,tact, and intraverbal) skills and select learning objectives that will teach more advanced skills in these repertoires and incorporate the use of these skills into a variety of everyday social interactions.
View and review the Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills-Revised (ABLLS®-R)
(Note: The ABLLS®-R is now available in several languages, including Hebrew)
This workshop was designed for parents, educators, program administrators, behavior analysts, rehabilitation specialists, and other professionals who wish to further develop their skills in determining learning priorities and establishing a comprehensive set of educational objectives for students that include both language and functional living skills.
A Certificate of Attendance and continuing education Type II BACB credits for BCBA’s and BCABA’s was offered at this event
The workshop took place at the Yitzhak Rabin building at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem that is located near the Rothberg international school and near the Frank Sinatra international student center in the Har Hatzofim campus.