The Applied Behavior Analysis Center
in partnership with
The Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies TM
Teaching social skills to children with autism: Beyond the basics
Member of the Autism Advisory Group for
The Cambridge Center for Behavioral StudiesTM
Co-founder and Executive Director of Alpine Learning Group
Dr. Bridget Taylor
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 9:30-11:30 am eastern
Abstract: A core deficit in children with autism is their lack of spontaneous seeking to share enjoyment, interests or achievements with other people. Joint attention involves two people actively sharing attention with respect to an object or event. Young children with autism may fail to develop this meaningful skill. For example, children with autism may not point to objects of interest or show toys to their parents. In addition, some children may fail to engage in reciprocal exchanges of conversation or initiate comments about interesting events in order to share information. This presentation will review responses that comprise joint attention and reciprocal language, and outline research-based strategies to teach these important skills. Video taped examples will illustrate responses and teaching interventions.
After attending this event, participants should be able to:
Identify the core components of joint attention
Describe research-based procedures to increase joint attention
Identify the link between early joint attention and more advanced language skills
Describe procedures to teach reciprocal language skills
- 9:30 am: Introduction
- 9:35 am: Pretest
- 9:40 am: Live webinar begins
- 11:15 am: Q & A session- submit questions via chat function
- 11:30 pm: Submit attendance codes, take post-test, and fill out confidential evaluation form
Behavior Analysts: 2 Type II CEUs
Psychologists: 2 Continuing education hours- live event only
Social workers: 2 Clinical continuing education clock hours. Level: Intermediate to advanced. Live event only.
Counselors: 2 continuing education hours. Content Area: Human Growth and Development
Nurses: Not eligible for continuing education
Teachers: This event may be eligible for professional development hours. Talk to your supervisor before signing up.
Presenter Disclosure Statement: Bridget Taylor is the co-founder and executive director of Alpine Learning Group. She is a salaried employee and does not receive commissions or incentives for referrals to the Alpine Learning Group that may come from viewing this or other ABAC events. Bridget Taylor does not receive speaker fees for presenting as part of the ABACLive Cambridge Center Series. These fees are donated directly to The Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies (TM). Bridget Taylor does not receive speaker fees for presenting as part of the ABACLive webinars. These fees are sent directly to Alpine Learning Group.
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