Tri-State Webinar: Connecting Verbal Behavior Programs to Natural Environment Teaching: Part 2 of 2


This webinar will focus on teaching and generalizing verbal behavior skills in the natural environment. Easy to use strategies to help students connect their verbal behavior skills to activities in the natural environment will be shared. Generalization of skills in the natural environment leads to more independence and successful participation in a variety of activities.

Learner Objectives:

  • Participants will review the operant skills used in a verbal behavior program.
  • Participants will learn how to teach new skills in the natural environment by utilizing the Error Teaching Procedure.
  • Participants will learn specific strategies to generalize skills through the use of Natural Environment Training activities.

Presenter Information:

Deb Rauner M.Ed received a B.S. in Elementary and Special Education and an M.Ed. In Educational Psychology with endorsements in Elementary Education, Special Education (Mild/Moderate/Severe Disabilities and Behavior Disorders). Ms. Rauner has been a special education teacher for 33 years, with 17 years as a classroom teacher for students with autism, moderate and severe disabilities and 16 years as a Behavior Specialist. Ms. Rauner has served students in self-contained classrooms and regular education classrooms and has also done consultation in early childhood classrooms, daycares, with home programming and at vocational sites. Ms. Rauner has received and provided a variety of training in areas such as Applied Behavior Analysis, Functional Behavior Assessment, Programming for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Teaching Language and Designing ABA Classrooms using Verbal Behavior Strategies. Ms. Rauner is currently an Autism Consultant.



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