June 19th, 12-1pm
Lunch & Learn with Denise Ross
Textual Responding and Verbal Behavior Analysis: Promoting Equity through Literacy
In this lunch and learn, attendees will learn about verbal behavior analysis and its application to literacy instruction for children. Children who do not read proficiently by third grade are four times less likely to graduate from high school than their peers who do read proficiently. Thus, ensuring that children can read proficiently is an important goal for educators. Behavior analysis and the sub-field of verbal behavior have contributed several interventions that have increased reading outcomes for children. In this session, attendees will learn about approaches to reading instruction that were developed from research in behavior analysis and verbal behavior. Specifically, the session will include a review of verbal behavior categories including textual responding, a description of verbal behavior analysis, and a discussion about the application of verbal behavior analysis to literacy instruction for children who are experiencing reading challenges.
Location: Conference Venue, Room: 251 C
Huntington Place, 1 Washington Blvd., Detroit, MI