NLG Teaching Programs in Curriculum Database


NLG is pleased to offer these comprehensive write-ups of our ABA teaching procedures for critical skill areas for the use of others teaching individuals with autism.  These procedures were developed by NLG clinical staff in order to enable our students with autism to successfully learn critical skills and demonstrate these skills functionally and in a variety of practical situations.  While these procedures were developed for students who had already experienced difficulty in learning the skills using traditional methods, we now use them as the starting point for all of our students because they are effective and the end result is a more rapid learning process without development of error patterns.

The write-ups include photographs of unique visual prompts and teaching materials, and detailed task analyses for skills with multiple steps.  In addition, each write-up includes the following sections:  Definition of skill, outcome of program, prerequisite skills needed, overview of teaching methodology, discussion of materials needed, specific teaching steps including generalization steps, discussion of issues that may occur and how to overcome them, and description of next steps.
  • Document Title: Simple Conversations
    A step by step procedure for teaching students with autism to initiate and maintain conversations.  The method emphasizes incorporating variety into statements and responses from the beginning of training.  This method works well for students who quickly memorize specific responses but have trouble generalizing or varying from preset scripts.  The method presented works well for visual/text based learners.  Includes 10 photos of learning materials.

    Page Count: 6 Pages
    Rental Period: 72 Hours
    Rental Cost: $8.00
  • Document Title: Following Directions Using Basic Positional Prepositions
    Developed for students who had failed using more standard methods, this innovative teaching approach presents step by step procedures for errorlessly teaching all the basic positional prepositions together using a common prompt that is then systematically faded.  This method has worked well for many types of learners because it avoids development of error patterns through teaching the relationship between the responses.  Includes 2 photos of learning materials.

    Page Count: 7 Pages
    Rental Period: 72 Hours
    Rental Cost: $8.00
  • Document Title: Responding To Simple Who/What/Where/When Questions
    Describes an innovative set of teaching procedures used at NLG for teaching students more impaired by autism to answer simple WH questions such as (Who, What, Where, What Doing, When) from pictures, sentences and short stories where the answer is in the picture, oral information or text. The method described was designed to teach discrimination of each of the wh questions simultaneously through creating equivalence classes associated with each question. This method avoids the development of error patterns and has worked with a variety of types of learners. Student should know a large variety of nouns and verbs before beginning this program. Includes 4 photos of learning materials.

    Page Count: 8 Pages
    Rental Period: 72 Hours
    Rental Cost: $8.00
  • Document Title: Using Simple Sentence Structure
    Teaching procedures developed at NLG to allow students to learn to communicate in sentences the correct agent, action and object observed in the correct order.  Recognizing that this response constitutes a new behavior chain for most students, the method teaches the mechanics of creating a sentence using visual prompts vs. having the student memorize specific sentences.  This allows rapid generalization to novel sentences.  This method works well for visual learners.  The student should have already mastered identifying a variety of nouns and verbs before beginning this program.  Includes 8 photos of learning materials.

    Page Count: 8 Pages
    Rental Period: 72 Hours
    Rental Cost: $8.00
  • Document Title: Teaching Receptive And Expressive Verbs
    Identifying and labeling verbs/actions is a fundamental building block to a variety of language skills.  This write up describes a step by step method to teach and generalize this skill utilizing multiple exemplar training and sequential introduction of the skill in more complex situations and formats.  This method works well for all learners, and has been successful with learners who have difficulty generalizing.

    Page Count: 6 Pages
    Rental Period: 72 Hours
    Rental Cost: $8.00
  • Document Bundle Title: Communication • Language • Social Skills
    Bundle Description
    This specially priced bundle includes the following document titles:

    • Simple Conversations
    • Following Directions Using Basic Positional Prepositions
    • Responding To Simple Who/What/Where/When Questions
    • Using Simple Sentence Structure
    • Teaching Receptive And Expressive Verbs

    Page Count: 35 Total Pages
    Rental Period: 72 Hours for Each Document
    Rental Cost: $20.00