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Language of Emotions with Dr Andy Bondy

A thought provoking workshop presented by Dr Andy Bondy, world renowned autism expert and co-developer of the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)

Many people with autism have difficulty acquiring language related to expressing their emotions and also identifying emotions in other people. In this workshop we will evaluate and challenge traditional approaches to teaching learners with autism to communicate about their emotions, as well as respond to such language from other people.

B.F. Skinner provided an important guide to the analysis of language in his book, Verbal Behavior. In this book, he stresses the critical value of focusing on the function of various aspects of communication. His analysis includes a very interesting section on what he termed ‘private events’. That is, how do we learn to talk about things that happen inside of us.

Participants will be asked to consider how they currently teach various lessons related to emotions and then plan to incorporate Skinner’s analysis into the design of effective lessons. These lessons may involve very young children or teenagers and adults who continue to have difficulty with this topic. We also will look at a very important part of language that helps communicative partners better understand the perspective of someone who is attempting to communicate. We will review why this area is so difficult for those with Autism and suggest teaching strategies that may lead to successful acquisition of these complex language skills.

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This workshop is appropriate for family members as well as professionals. PECS experience is not a requirement.

 

"A whole new world has opened up. I’m leaving this course excited and eager to go back and implement the new ideas and ways of thinking…Well worth the money and the long journey for me to attend".
Delegate from Language of Emotions, London 

Agenda: 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM 
Registration Time: 8:30 AM to 9:00 AM
Tuition includes: Detailed Handouts with space for note taking - Certificate of Attendance -Lunch and refreshments 

Delegate Training: Professionals £175 Parents £95


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