May Autism-Related Workshop on Building Communication and Daily Living Skills

MELBOURNE, FLA. — Florida Institute of Technology’s School of Psychology offers free monthly workshops of particular interest to parents, educators and
professionals who deal with the issues of autism. The May 21 workshop is “Discrete Trial Teaching Methods for Building Communication and Daily Living
Skills.” The presentations, scheduled from 6:30 to 8 p.m., take place in the Hartley Room, second floor of the Denius Student Center, in the heart of

The May speaker, from the School of Psychology, is Professor David Wilder, Ph.D. He will provide an overview of early interventions for young children with
autism and discuss discrete trial teaching, a specific method of instruction popular in many early intervention programs. Wilder also will offer examples
of the way in which discrete trial teaching may be used to teach a variety of skills.

The next and last workshop this spring will be on June 25. It is “Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention.”

The Denius Student Center is located off Country Club Road, near University Boulevard. For more information, contact the School of Psychology at (321)

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