The Verbal Behavior Approach Part II of II: Teaching Children with Autism by Mary Lynch Barbera, RN, MSN, BCBA
Drawing on her experience as both a parent of a son with autism as well as a board certified behavior analyst (BCBA), Mary Lynch Barbera will provide participants with information to help children with autism learn language and other important skills. Mary will highlight strategies from her book titled The Verbal Behavior Approach: How to Teach Children with Autism and Related Disorders and provide guidance using the scientifically proven strategies of applied behavior analysis (ABA), specifically utilizing B.F. Skinner's Analysis of Verbal Behavior. Parents and professionals will be empowered with information regarding ABA/VB programming for children with autism and other developmental disorders.
Mary Lynch Barbera, RN, MSN, BCBA offers a unique perspective as both a parent of a child with autism as well as a professional. Mary's firstborn son, Lucas, was diagnosed with autism one day before his third birthday in 1999. Mary became a board certified behavior analyst in 2003 and has since been working as the lead behavior analyst for the Pennsylvania Verbal Behavior Project. Mary is an international speaker and has had the privilege of working with hundreds of children on the autism spectrum. She has assisted in providing training to thousands of professionals and parents. In 2007 she published The Verbal Behavior Approach: How to Teach Children with Autism and Related Disorders. Mary hosts a monthly radio show on Autism One Radio.