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Functional Curriculum Design for Language-Cognitive Habilitation: Engineering and Monitoring Complex Contingency Fields

Amazing educator and presenter
Dr. Laitinen is the guest host for our November webinar!

Abstract: This presentation is to acquaint practitioners who utilize EIBI curricula such as PEAK, the Verbal Behavior Curriculum (VBC), or the Competent Learner Model (CLM) with important curricular design principles. These principals underlie the sequencing, threading, measurement and modification decisions that allow one to individualize and optimize language/cognitive habilitative programs. 

Following a brief review of the history of curriculum design the presentation will cover modern, behavior analytic design principles and technologies that provide a basis for a functional analysis of curriculum and which drive the production of generative learning outcomes. The presentation will also cover contributions to curricular design and outcome measurement from both Relational Frame Theory (RFT) and Precision Teaching (PT) perspectives.  

**1 BACB Type 2 CEU is available for FREE. with live attendance


Curriculum and Assessment Coordinator at Haugland Learning Center

Dr. Richard Laitinen is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, with a doctoral degree from the University of California in Santa Barbara, and post doctoral studies from the University of Washington in Seattle. He has contributed to the field of Behavior Analysis through national, international and regional conferences, published research and program development in Spain and Brazil. He is also the Clinical and Development Director at Educational and Developmental Therapies and Personalized Accelerated Learning Systems in California.

Dr. Laitinen is a curriculum and instructional delivery expert who co-authored three curricula--the Social Competence Curriculum, the Competent Learning Model (CLM), and the Verbal Behavior Curriculum (VBC)--for children with autism and related disabilities. He has conducted multiple workshops on teaching verbal behavior, generative learning, executive functioning and emotional awareness and empathy competencies.  


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