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This 120-minute webcast will explore common teaching methods used in treatment to develop new behavior, the roots of each method, and how to analyze which method may be the best to apply with your child.

From practice, we know most teachers, behavior analysts and professionals are well versed in one, or perhaps a few teaching methodologies such as discrete trial training and natural environment training. This knowledge is typically based upon the person’s initial internship and practicum experience, job placement, and continuing education. As the field has expanded its literature, we have additional methodologies that are now implemented for persons with autism, some of which professionals have not had experience or formal training.

In this webcast, we will review the following teaching methodologies from basic to specialized:
1. Discrete Trial Training
2. Natural Environment Teaching
3. Mix & Vary
4. Verbal Behavior Programming
5. Pivotal Response Training
6. Fluency
7. Direct Instruction
8. Peer-Mediated Teaching

Finally, we will look at prompts and behavioral strategies that are incorporated within teaching methodologies including:
1. Pairing
2. Errorless Learning
3. Shaping
4. Behavior Chain Procedures
5. Correction Procedures