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Introduction to Verbal Behavior: Teaching Communication Skills to Children with Autism & Other Devel

Bucureşti Bucharest, Romania


Dr. Vincent J. Carbone, BCBA-D

Workshop Description:

This workshop focuses on the behavioral approach to teaching communication skills to children with autism and other developmental disabilities. This approach is based on B.F. Skinner’s analysis of verbal behavior and the research of Michael, Sundberg, Partington, and others.

Participants in this workshop learn

(1) to conduct a Behavioral Language Assessment,

(2) to select the most appropriate form of communication for a child (vocal, signing, pointing to or exchanging pictures, or activating an augmentative device), and

(3) to select the communication responses and supporting skills that should be taught first.

The workshop includes the recommended teaching procedures for those children who have no formal communication skills to those that are near conversational speakers.

The presenter also describes and demonstrates 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 session.

Many video tape demonstrations are provided to illustrate the methods to increase spontaneous language and to develop conversational skills.

BIO of Presenter:

Dr. Vincent J. Carbone is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral with over 30 years of experience designing learning environments for persons with autism and development disabilities.

He received his graduate training in applied behavior analysis (ABA) at Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa. He has served as an adjunct faculty member at Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) and Penn State University. He is visiting professor in the Behavioral Education doctoral program at Simmons College in Boston, MA.

His teaching responsibilities include courses in Applied Behavior Analysis and Verbal Behavior.

His behavior analytic research has been published in several peer-reviewed journals including The Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities and others.

Dr. Carbone currently has served on the editorial review board of several peer reviewed behavior analytic journals including Behavior Analysis in Practice.

He is a frequent invited speaker at professional workshops and conferences. He has provided the preparatory training to hundreds of persons seeking board certification as a behavior analyst (BCBA) in several states and overseas.

He is the developer and presenter of a series of workshops on teaching verbal behavior to children with autism based upon B.F. Skinner’s analysis of verbal behavior.

He was the director of a center-based clinic for children with autism a few miles north of New York City in Rockland County, NY.

The clinic provided consultation, training and therapeutic services to children, families and their instructional teams. He and his clinic OutReach staff are currently working with several school districts, agencies and families throughout the United States and overseas. (www.carboneclinic.com)


Unlimited large group presentation---audience size typically ranges from 150 to 500.

Recommended for Parents, Teachers, Behavior Therapists, Speech-Language Therapists, Schools, and Agencies

Certificates of Attendance

Certificates to be presented to those individuals who attend the entire workshop. We do not recommend partial attendance as the workshop is a prerequisite for other workshops.

Certificates to include the following disclaimer:

“Attendance at this workshop in no way guarantees any level of competency in applying the methods discussed nor is it an endorsement by Dr. Carbone of the knowledge, skills, or abilities of the person named on this certificate.”

CEUs for BCABAs and BCBAs are available through the Carbone Clinic. Dr. Carbone’s assistant will coordinate this process. CEUs will only be given for attending the entire workshop—no partial credits given and no fees are charged.

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from 17 to 19 November 2014



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