Maximizing Stimulus Control: Best Practices for Teaching Receptive Language

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May 09, 2014 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST

Discrimination training is one of the most important components of early intensive behavioral interventions.  In order to design effective discrimination training procedures, behavior analysts and teachers must understand the critical differences between simple and conditional discrimination procedures.  This presentation will review research findings that inform our understanding of stimulus control with a specific application to receptive language programming as described in Grow and LeBlanc (2012).  Receptive language refers to responding appropriately to another person's spoken language (e.g., responding to your name, following directions, responding to names and features of objects).  This presentation will include 5 critical best practices for designing and implementing programming for receptive language.  In addition, this presentation will include the potential negative effects for deviating from these recommendations and strategies for troubleshooting and eliminating stimulus control problems that may have been created by prior non-optimal programming.

Presenter Bio: Linda LeBlanc, PhD, BCBA-D

Linda is a Licensed Psychologist is the President of LeBlanc Behavioral Consulting. She previously served as a professor at Claremont MeKenna College, Western Michigan University and Auburn University and as the Executive Director of Trumpet Behavioral Health. She has published over 100 articles and book chapters on topics such as behavioral treatment of autism, technology-based behavioral interventions, behavioral gerontology, and systems development in human services. Dr. LeBlanc is an Associate Editor for Behavior Analysis in Practice and the Literature Review Editor for Education and Treatment of Children. She has previously served as an Associate Editor for The Analysis of Verbal Behavior and the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. She is the 2016 recipient of the American Psychological Association Nathan H. Azrin Award for Distinguished Contribution in Applied Behavior Analysis.

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This workshop will be streamed live online. Attend the workshop from the comforts of your personal computer.

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