Describing Stage 3: Play Schemes and viewing video examples. Reviewing and explaining prompting, positioning, initiating play, providing feedback, programming for generalization, understanding and developing goals, preparing for Stage 3, implementation, barriers, and progression. Additionally, we cover the 5 elements of pretend play and different behavioral interventions to teach play schemes.
Course duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
- 5 Elements of Pretend Play
- Stage 3 targets
- Prompting and positioning
- Initiating play and feedback
- Application and implementation
- Goal Writing
- Barriers to success
- Accelerating progression
This presentation will focus exclusively on the Pretend Play and Language Assessment and Curriculum (PPLAC). Other approaches to teaching pretend play will recieve limited or no coverage as part of this training. Presenter financial and non-financial disclosures may be found in the Presenter & Disclosure area.
Interactive video PowerPoint presentation with authors narration, video examples, and downloadable handout.
- Classify targets by the 5 elements of pretend play
- Identify effective behaviorally-based teaching strategies to teach a chain of 7 actions and corresponding vocalizations
- Discriminate effective prompting procedures for Stage 3 targets
- Demonstrate collecting data on Stage 3 targets
- Apply generalization programming for Stage 3 targets
Presenters and Disclosures
Nancy is the owner, founder, and Chief Executive Officer of ACI Learning Centers. Nancy holds degrees in elementary education, learning disabilities, and early childhood special education. She has over 35 years’ experience working with individuals with autism and other developmental delays. She has developed teaching curricula that correspond with the ABLLS-R and the VB-MAPP, I’m Learning to Be Me PlayTubs™ and is the co-author of The Pretend Play and Language Assessment and Curriculum (PPLAC). She has lectured and trained professionals and parents locally and internationally on Applied Behavior Analysis, as well as conducted and presented research on a behavioral approach to teaching play skills to children with autism.
- Financial – Nancy Champlin is the CEO of ACI Learning Centers; ownership interests
- Financial – Nancy Champlin is a presenter of online CE courses sponsored by ACI Learning Centers; receives payment
- Financial – Nancy Champlin is a co-author of the Pretend Play and Language Assessment and Curriculum; receives payment
- Nonfinancial – Nancy Champlin has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose
Melissa is the Director of Research and Development for ACI Learning Centers and has been with ACI since 2009. She has her Master’s degree from Sage College in Applied Behavior Analysis with an emphasis in Autism and received her BCBA credential in 2012. She has experience and expertise developing social skills packages, designing individualized research-based programs and behavior reduction plans for children and adolescents diagnosed with autism. She has conducted research on establishing and increasing appropriate play skills and has presented her research at ABAI and other state ABA conferences. In 2017, Melissa and Nancy Champlin, CEO, published the Pretend Play and Language Assessment and Curriculum (PPLAC): A Behavioral Approach to Targeting Play Skills.
- Financial – Melissa Schissler is a salaried employee at ACI Learning Centers
- Financial – Melissa Schissler is a presenter of online CE courses sponsored by ACI Learning Centers; receives payment
- Financial – Melissa Schissler is a co-author of the Pretend Play and Language Assessment and Curriculum; receives payment
- Nonfinancial – Melissa Schissler has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose
ACI Learning Centers is an Accredited Continuing Education (ACE) provider for the Behavior Analysis Certification Board. See course information for number of CEUs, instructional level, and content area. BACB CE Provider approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures.