Motivating children to realize their potential

Workshops

Workshops Overview

Love 2 Learn Consulting LLC (L2L) offers workshops to private families, school districts, and private agencies. Each workshop is designed to empower the participants to more effectively work with children who have autism and other related language delays.
Each year (L2L) holds four free workshops at our Huntington Beach Office. The only requirement is that there is a minimum audience of 10 people. If you are interested in hosting a free workshop please contact us at info@l2lconsulting.com.

Increasing Language For Children With Autism (and Other Related Language Delays)

The first goal of a verbal behavior program is to provide the learner with an effective way to ask for what he wants, this is called requesting or manding. Teaching manding first has many benefits: it prevents maladaptive behaviors from forming, gives the learner control over his environment, and most importantly, creates frequent opportunities for the learner to access reinforcement.

Increasing Language for Children with Autism outlines how to get a learner manding hundreds of times per day. The presentation highlights the following essential strategies: pairing, motivation, shaping, and intraverbals. While the goal is to have all learners use spoken language, some learners will need to begin with an alternative functional communication system. We review the options and the pros and cons to each system.

Introduction To Verbal Behavior

The verbal behavior (VB) methodology was created to address the language deficits of learners while utilizing the science of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Verbal Behavior programs utilize the principles of operant conditioning and Skinner’s analysis of verbal behavior. Skinner explains in his seminal work titled Verbal Behavior (1958) that language is itself a behavior which is therefore able to be shaped by the principles of operant conditioning.

Introduction to Verbal Behavior Workshop is an overview to Applied Behavior Analysis with a focus on B.F. Skinner’s analysis of verbal behavior. The presentation includes: the history of verbal behavior, manding, learning across the verbal operants, motivative operation, natural environment teaching, and effective teaching procedures.

Natural Environment Teaching (NET)

The essence of Natural Environment Teaching is that learners acquire new skills through dynamic and reinforcing play activities. Some of the learners that we encounter have limited play repertoires. Natural Environment Teaching uses direct teaching and pairing techniques to expand the learner’s play interests and teach new skills.

This is an in-depth, hands-on workshop that takes the participants through the process of how to plan and implement these teaching techniques. The presentation includes the following principles: pairing, shaping, motivative operations, errorless instruction and differential reinforcement.

Reducing Maladaptive Behavior

Maladaptive Behaviors are not as difficult to reduce as one might think. We have a science called Applied Behavior Analysis, (ABA) that provides principles in analyzing and making lasting behavior changes.

This workshop will take the participants through the state-of-the-art concepts of the Verbal Behavioral methodology and present the most effective and naturalistic forms of behavior therapy to enhance learning and decrease challenging behavior. The workshop includes the following principles: reinforcement, DRO, DRA, DRI, functions of behavior, antecedent manipulation, extinction, pairing, manding, and effective teaching procedures.