Participants will learn about limitations in the value of social stories, and especially of “social autopsies”, and will learn a template for overcoming these limitations.
We will cover when, why, and how to teach:
-mands for information
-mands for “help”
-token systems/level systems
-skill acquisition in a group format
This workshop will connect content from 3 books:
-The Inventory of Good Learner Repertoires (an assessment that covers students from “very difficult” to “advanced”)
-Teaching Good Learner Repertoires (which covers students from “very difficult” to “intermediate”)
-Teaching Advanced Learner Repertoires (presumes that most of the repertoires addressed in Teaching Good Learner Repertoires have been covered)
We will draw from all 3 of these books, emphasizing advanced learners. This workshop will be highly interactive and participants will leave with concrete and practical plans for their students.
7 BCBA CEU’s Available for In-Person AND Webinar Participants!
Steve Ward, MA, BCBA has been working in the field of Behavior Analysis since 1995, and is currently co-owner of Whole Child Consulting, LLC. Steve has been consulting to individuals, teams, schools and companies around the world. As the consultant and Lead Behavior Analyst for a center school, Steve conducted functional assessments, wrote behavior plans, and trained staff to address a wide range of behaviors. He has also designed programming for a wide variety of repertoires, including verbal behavior, daily living skills, and academics, and a host of others.
Steve authored What You Need to Know about Motivation and Teaching Games: An In-depth Analysis, The Inventory of Good Learner Repertoires, and Teaching Good Learner Repertoires, and Teaching Advanced Learner Repertoires. These publications reflect Steve’s passion not only for what students learn, but also for the manner in which they learn it. Steve specializes in teaching social behaviors, incorporating knowledge from a variety of perspectives and remaining at all times behavioral in his own perspective.