Setting Up A Program
Second in a series of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) workshops
Parents of Children emphasizing Verbal Behaviour to be held in Ireland.
with Autism -Ireland
November 4th & 5th, 2004
Lynch Green Isle Hotel, Newlands Cross, Dublin
8:30-9 registration, 9-5 workshop
The purpose of this workshop is to give an overview of basic ABA principles including classifications of
language and definitions. The workshop will include the recommended teaching procedures for children who
have no formal communication skills to children who are near conversational speakers. The presenters will
also describe and demonstrate errorless teaching, specific quick-transfer (prompting and fading) procedures,
and the use of both discrete trial training in the natural environment and during intensive teaching sessions.
Many videotape demonstrations will be provided to illustrate the methods to increase spontaneous language
and to develop conversational skills.
Topics covered during the workshop include:
- IEP Development using the ABLLS
- Laying the foundation for instruction
- Transitioning from NET to intensive teaching: Instructional variables
- Basic teaching templates: Teaching early, intermediate and advanced learner skills
- Organizing program materials and data collection procedures
- Designing group activities that promote social skill development
- Strategies for reducing problem behavior
Lauren Clark, M.Ed., received her BA in psychology from €100 Parents
Rutgers College and her M.Ed from the University of
11 o’clock Tea & biscuits provided
Pennsylvania. She has been teaching students with autism for ten
years and is currently teaching a preschool classroom for children Lunch can be purchased at carvery
with autism. Ms. Clark also conducts the Veral Behaviour It would be beneficial if attendants would bring their copy of the
Network’s eight-part workshop series Teaching Children with ABLLS. We have purchased a limited number of copies and will sell
Autism in Public School Settings. In addition, she provides them for cost at the door.
consultation and hands-on support for POAC’s pilot VB Seats are limited to 75 for this workshop. Payment prior to date
programs in Brooklyn, NY; Arlington, MA; and Kilcock, Ireland. appreciated. We are a charity training group and will not be refunded
She is now completing the requirements for Board Certification for those individuals who do not show on the day of the workshop.
(BCBA). Thank you for your support.
Please make cheques payable to POAC and send along with
Maureen Rubin, MA., BCaBA, is a lead developer of the
Verbal Behavior Network website and Project Coordinator for name and contact details to:
VBN’s media management. More than 100 professionals from all Heather Holt, Decoy House
over the United States and Canada have observed her model Garlow Cross, Navan, Co. Meath
classroom. She has presented the VBN teacher training model to
Visit our website at www.poac.net/Ireland for accomodation
various school districts and agencies. Ms Rubin has participated info, directions, & upcoming December workshop.
in more than 250 hours of professional development through For specific questions email
VBN and is currently completing requirements for BCBA. firstname.lastname@example.org