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Live Webinar Oct. 27th, 12pm to 2pm EST: The Cipani Volume Contrast (VC) technique: Building receptive labeling in children who are not making progress
by Dr. Ennio Cipani
Earn 2 BACB Type II CE credits!
Are you a BCBA who works with children who have severe language deficits in the comprehension of language (as well as production)? Has their IEP or instructional plan had the same targets in receptive labelling, year after year, even with direct instruction (e.g., discrete trial) occurring regularly? If stimulus control of the error pattern is currently residing with the redundant (identical) features, simply continuing the current presentation can result in continued lack of progress. The solution for the stalemate in progress could very well be the use of the Cipani VC technique. This LIVE webinar will be held on October 27th from 12pm to 2pm Eastern Time.
This course awards 2 BACB Type II CE credits. This LIVE webinar will be held on October 27th from 12pm to 2pm Eastern Time. Your CE certificate will be generated upon comletion of the webinar, pending your attendance is verified and you complete a brief survey module.
How it works:
- Purchase access via this product page.
- One hour before the webinar begins you will receive an email with a special link. You will use this link to join the webinar.
- This is a LIVE Webinar! This means you must be able to attend during the day and time noted in this product description. You will also need a reliable internet connection.
- To test your device for compatibilty, please use this GoToWebinar test link: https://support.logmeininc.com/gotowebinar/system-check-attendee
- Your attendence will be verified during the webinar via questions that will be asked at random intervals. If you do not respond to a sufficient number of questions, you will not earn CE credit for attending. (These are not "test" questions and are not designed to assess your knowledge; their purpose is to confirm that you are physically attending the event.)
- Once the webinar has ended and your attendance has been confirmed you will be given access to a survey module on our learning platform. Once you complete the survey module, your CE certificate will automatically be generated!
Are you a BCBA who works with children who have severe language deficits in the comprehension of language (as well as production)? Has their IEP or instructional plan had the same targets in receptive labelling, year after year, even with direct instruction (e.g., discrete trial) occurring regularly? If stimulus control of the error pattern is currently residing with the redundant (identical) features, simply continuing the current presentation can result in continued lack of progress. The solution for the stalemate in progress could very well be the use of the Cipani VC technique, which I developed in the early 1980s.
My presentation will delineate and demonstrate this unique technique for discrimination training of receptive labels (i.e., mand compliance). The technique incorporates a superimposed voice volume prompt with subsequent fading on the critical discriminative features of the particular discrimination. This manipulation will facilitate acquisition of receptive labels in children with ASD and severe intellectual disabilities. Experimental tests to determine the nature of the error pattern will be presented with simulation data. Demonstrations will exemplify the procedures of this clinical method based on errorless learning strategies.
The next part of this training will review relevant literature on stimulus over-selectivity and its implications for teaching children with autism and severe disabilities. Subsequently, a diagnostic model to determine whether a child can learn through observation, and thus benefit from group instruction, will be presented.
The last part of this training will involve the participants presenting some instructional and training problems they have encountered for the presenter’s analysis and possible solutions.
- The CEU attendee will be able to identify the possible reasons for continued errors in receptive labeling tasks, by analyzing the compound elements contained within the discrimination task
- The CEU attendee will be able to conduct an assessment of the redundant features inherent in the receptive labeling task, and use the information to revise the instructional delivery of receptive labeling tasks
- The CEU attendee will be able to use the Cipani Volume Control (VC) technique to develop rapid discriminations of two different “touch” commands
- The CEU attendee will be able to utilize the same methodology when adding different action verbs (e.g., “touch vs give me”) to the instructional session (following acquisition of a sufficient number of receptive labels)
- The CEU attendee will be able to detail the methodology used in several of the research studies on stimulus over-selectivity
- The CEU attendee will be able to use a test methodology to determine a child’s readiness to profit from observation and group instruction
- BCBAs who supervise personnel who deliver discrete trial training programs to clients in schools, in-home programs, particularly to BCaBA’s, RBT, instructional aides, and those supervisees collecting the required clock hours of supervision to partially qualify for the BCBA written exam.
- Slides (not video portion) will be e-handouts for BCBA’s CEU participants
To manage your CE credits on the BACB web site, you will need our ACE Provider number: OP-02-0017. BDS is an authorized Type II continuing education provider.
The Behavior Analyst Certification Board® does not warrant, endorse, sponsor, approve or partner with the CE events, this organization, or instructors. (Note that the above disclaimer does not mean that the BACB disapproves these products. They simply don't endorse any CE products or events and they want you to know this. However, they do approve providers and BDS is an Approved CE Provider. Therefore, you can rest assured that your CE credits will be accepted by the BACB.)