A Systematic Approach to Teaching Speech to Non-Vocal Individuals with Autism - Timed Agenda

8:30am - 12:00pm
  • Why a Combined Applied Behavior Analysis & Speech Pathology Approach?
  • Identify Current Definitions of Autism, Applied Behavior Analysis and Oral Placement Therapy (OPT).
  • Definitions of Skinner’s Verbal Operants
  • Systematic Program Overview
12:00pm - 1:00pm LUNCH
1:00pm – 4:30pm
  • Key Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis: Motivation, Reinforcement and the Discrete Trial
  • Developing Cooperation
  • Manding: Importance and How to Teach
  • Using Transitive Motivating Operations to Maximize Manding
  • Motor Imitation: Importance and How to Teach
8:30am - 12:00pm
  • Oral Placement Therapy (OPT): Learn task analyzed techniques and specific behavioral techniques for implementing activities with clients who have had difficulty developing the motor plans to begin.
12:00pm - 1:00pm LUNCH
1:00pm - 4:30pm
  • Using a Visual Schedule: When and How
  • Teaching to Vocalize on Demand: Stimulus-Stimulus Pairing, Direct Reinforcement, Using Extinction, Rapid Motor Imitation.
  • Bridging the Gap between Oral Placement Therapy (OPT) and Speech: Putting it All Together
  • Bridging Strategies from Tool to Tactile Cue to Visual Cues Through Echoic(imitation) and Manding(function)
  • Transitioning from Isolated Speech Sounds to Functional Words: Practicing Multisyllabic Motor Plans.