Equivalence-Based Instruction in Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention

Workshop with Dr. Caio Miguel caio

Sponsored by St.Amant

6 CEUs

Date: Thursday, November 24, 2016

Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Location: Marshall McLuhan Hall, University of Manitoba, 66 Chancellors Circle, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2

Cost: $50 (You must be a member to attend. See our online registration page if you are not yet a member!) Refreshments will be served; lunch is not included.

Scheduled Breaks:

Refreshments: 10:30-10:45 am

Lunch (not provided): 12:00-1:00 pm

Refreshments: 2:30-2:45 pm

Abstract: Despite several applied demonstrations of emergent (novel) performances produced through conditional discrimination training, the technology from the stimulus equivalence literature has not yet been well integrated into early intensive intervention curricula. The purpose of this workshop is to describe the implications of using equivalence-based instruction for teaching basic and advanced skills to preschool children with autism. We will review the stimulus equivalence paradigm and present examples from different translational and applied studies that used this technology to teach reading, geography, coin identification, activity schedules, and music to children with autism. Implications for practice and directions for future applied research will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

1.     Students will differentiate between simple and conditional discrimination

2.     Students will learn to define different procedures to teach conditional discrimination

3.     Students will learn to differentiate among different classes of stimuli including equivalence and functional classes.

4.     Students will learn about the different training structures to produce equivalence classes

5.     Students will learned about different testing procedures to assess for the formation of  equivalence classes

6.     Students will learn to counterbalance training trials

7.     Students will learn to program equivalence-based instruction to teach a variety of academic and cognitive skills

BiographyDr. Caio Miguel is an Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the Verbal Behavior Research Laboratory at California State University, Sacramento. He is also an adjunct faculty at Endicott College, MA., and at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. Dr. Miguel has published over 50 articles and book chapters on basic and applied research related to verbal behavior and derived stimulus relations. He is the past-editor of The Analysis of Verbal Behavior (TAVB) and currently serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis (JABA). He is the recipient of the 2013-2014 award for outstanding scholarly work by the College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies at Sacramento State, and the 2014 Outstanding Mentor Award by the Association for Behavior Analysis International. Dr. Miguel is a regular speaker at conferences all over the world.

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