February 17 2004 at 2:45 PM No score for this post
Below I have listed some of the events that Parents of Autistic Children (POAC) of Massachusetts will be sponsoring in the next few months. Are mission is to provide training to parents and teachers who provide direct services to children with autism and other developmental disabilities!
Dr. Temple Grandin and Dr. Margaret Bauman will be the featured speakers at our Annual Conference May 14th at the Four Points Sheraton in Waltham, MA.
Dr. Vincent Carbone will be conducting a Three Day Workshop entitled, "Introduction to Verbal Behavior" June 10 - 12, 2004 at Merrimack College in North Andover, MA
I've attached the registration forms for all three events. They are in PDF format and Adobe Acrobat is needed to view them. If you don't have this program, you can download it here www.adobe.com
I've also added the text announcement to the February 20th and 21st workshop Teaching Verbal Behavior in Early Intervention. Feel free to forward this to anyone you want but please register as soon as possible because there is not much time left!
Thank you very much and I hope to see you there!!
POAC of Massachusetts
(Parents of Autistic Children)
Sponsored by POAC (Parents of Autistic Children) of Massachusetts www.poac.net/ma
Title: Teaching Verbal Behavior in Early Intervention
Target Audience: Teachers, Parents, and Service Providers of children in Early Intervention (Zero to Three)
Teachers, Parents, and Service Providers of Four and Five year olds are also welcome.
Registration Fee: $ 195.00
Call and ask about funding/reimbursements to attend this workshop.
Inquire at: Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council (617)770-7676 http://www.state.ma.us/mddc/
Event Date: 2/20/2004 8:30 AM
End Date: 2/21/2004 4:30 PM
Workshop: Teaching Verbal Behavior in Early Intervention
Description: This two-day hands-on workshop is designed for Early Intervention therapists and parents. The purpose of this training is to guide participants in the assessment, development, and implementation of ABA programs that emphasize the teaching of verbal behavior in the home and other natural environments. Videotaped examples and extensive opportunities for hands-on practice will help attendees acquire the necessary skills to effectively teach early learners with autism and other developmental disabilities. The following topics will be covered in great detail:
• Building Rapport: Pairing with Reinforcement
• Manding: Capturing and Contriving Motivation
• Natural Environments Teaching (NET)
• Designing Activities that Promote Social Skills Development
• Assessment of Basic Language and Learner Skills (ABLLS)
• Organizing Program Materials and Data Collection Procedures
• Strategies for Reducing Problem Behavior
• Intensive Teaching: Basic Templates for Early Learners
Presenter: DeAnne D. Salzer M.S., CCC-SLP
Presenter Bio: As a speech-language pathologist, DeAnne D. Salzer, M.S., CCC-SLP, provides diagnostic and therapeutic services to children with autism and other developmental disabilities. Her involvement with children with autism extends from individual therapy at her center, to providing training for the development and implementation of ABA programs emphasizing the teaching of verbal behavior programs in school and home settings. She is currently completing the requirements to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst under the mentorship of Dr. Vincent Carbone. After helping to develop the Verbal Behavior Network (VBN) web site and serving as Project Coordinator for the VBN’s American Sign Language Browser, she has shifted her primary focus to the area of early intervention with emphasis on teaching non-vocal learners to talk. She opened a private practice in May 2001. Mrs. Salzer’s involvement with children with autism extends from individual therapy at her center, to guiding her clients’ verbal behavior programs in their school. Currently, she is completing the requirements to become board certified as a behavior analyst