When Practice Informs Research: The Road to Teaching Complex Verbal Discriminations
To acquire functional language, children with autism need to be able to respond to complex verbal discriminations. However, there is relatively little research to guide the process of teaching such skills. The purpose of this talk is to explore considerations that should be taken into account when teaching multiply controlled verbal behavior such as intraverbal tacts. We will do so in the context of a practice-driven research question, challenges that arose when teaching these skills, and the inevitable research questions that followed.
Instructional level of presentation: Intermediate
At the conclusion of the presentation, participants will be able to:
- describe the concepts of divergent and convergent multiple control,
- describe component skills that may lead to the emergence of intraverbal tacts,
- understand conditions that may lead to overselectivity, and
- discuss procedures for overcoming overselectivity.
- Presenter: Nicole M. Rodriguez, Ph.D., BCBA-D
- Duration: 100min
- 2 Type II BACB CEU Hours