Parents, educators and professionals who work with children with autism or other developmental delays have been experiencing the benefits of a new training DVD since it was released in late February. The training DVD, Introduction to The Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills-Revised (ABLLS ®-R), guides viewers through the elements of how to use this meaningful language-based intervention tool.
Developed by Dr. Partington, the ABLLS®-R system is an assessment tool, curriculum guide, and skills-tracking system used to help guide the instruction of language and critical learner skills for children with autism or other developmental disabilities. This practical and parent-friendly tool can be used to facilitate the identification of skills needed by your child to effectively communicate and learn from everyday experiences.
“Many children are not developing as they should,” Dr. Partington said. “This DVD is a way to help those who need assistance learning to teach these children by visually illustrating the steps and methods used in the ABLLS®-R system.”
“Among the first steps for parents to become a powerful influence on their child’s skill development is to identify those critical skills the child needs to learn at that time,” noted Dr. Partington.
James W. Partington, Ph.D, BCBA-D is the director of Partington Behavior Analysts, which provides services to children and their families throughout the world. He is a licensed psychologist and a doctoral-level board-certified behavior analyst (BCBA-D), with over 35 years experience working with children with developmental disabilities.
Dr. Partington will be giving a 90 minute presentation at the 2012 ICare4Autism International Autism Conference titled: Teach Your Children Well: Practical Advice for Parents and Professionals Regarding Designing and Implementing Effective Interventions for the Acquisition of Language and Social Interaction Skills.