Naturalistic Developmental Behavioral Interventions (NDBIs; Schriebman, 2015) have gained momentum in autism intervention over the past several years. NDBI approaches use behavioral principles, such as three-part contingencies, measurement of treatment fidelity and child progress, and prompting, with an overlay of developmental science. This presentation will describe the key elements of NDBI approaches and the evidence supporting their efficacy. We will highlight how such approaches are applied in clinical settings, with a focus on two prominent NDBI models, the Early Start Denver Model and the Social ABCs.
Generalized WH question discrimination is a behavioural cusp essential for comprehension, recall and conversation. Many children with autism have difficulty answering WH questions despite receiving intensive teaching. They often remain unable to answer novel questions involving established tacts: For example, when shown an apple and asked, “What colour is it?” the child may answer “Apple” and have difficulty answering various questions about a topic when questions are interspersed
This presentation will review procedures developed by Dr. Francesca degli Espinosa to develop generalized responding to discriminating WH questions. It will illustrate procedures to remediate such discriminative failures and identify pre-requisites to teaching question discrimination.
Dr. degli Espinosa’s teaching procedures increase intraverbal control between elements within phrases and recreate contingencies and sources of stimulus control that occur in the natural environment so that children can answer novel questions.
AlphaBee has been implementing these procedures for over 3 years with great success with many learners, and is excited to share program samples and video illustrations of program implementation!
Participants will leave with examples of specific programs for teaching both item and event generalized question discrimination.
CEUs will be offered
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