3-Day Intensive: How to Teach

3-Day Intensive: Teaching Children With Language Delays

This course is designed for parents, professionals and paraprofessionals to learn how to implement behavioral teaching strategies.  Participants will not only be shown how to implement a variety of teaching procedures, but will also practice those procedures and receive individualized feedback on the implementation of the techniques. The workshop will also cover the behavioral analysis of expressive language (verbal behavior), the basic principles of behavior, and an analysis of motivational strategies to keep the learner actively participating in the learning activities.

This intensive course is recommended for parents, professionals, instructional assistants, in-home tutors, and other paraprofessionals who will be implementing structured and naturalistic discrete trial language training sessions as the primary component of a student's intervention program.

The workshop covers the following topics from several perspectives: appropriate implementation of teaching techniques, development of appropriate IEP objectives, and supervision of staff:

  • Establishing Yourself as a Reinforcer (Pairing)
  • Developing Instructional Control
  • Discrete Trials
  • Correction Procedure
  • Errorless Learning
  • Mands (Requests)
  • Imitation and Echoics (Vocal Imitation)
  • Matching
  • Receptive Skills
  • Tacts (Expressive Labeling)
  • Receptive by Function, Feature, and Class (RFFC)
  • Intraverbals (Conversational Skills)
  • Naturalistic Teaching

What our participants have said about Teaching Children with Language Delays:

"By far the best conference I've been to, especially in terms of being able to absorb and immediately implement"
- J. Mondello, Behavior Specialist, Pittsburg, PA

"Excellent course, great presenters, incredibly knowledgeable. Can't say enough good stuff about the three days!"
- P. Holland, Psychologist, London, UK

"Wonderful program, I learned more in the past few days than in the last two years of working with disabled individuals."
- L. Labrey, Special Ed. Student, Bryan, TX