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Wednesday, December 2 • 4:30pm - 7:30pm
Embedding RIRD strategy in instructional settings to reduce vocal stereotypy LIMITED

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Students who display vocal stereotypy often have difficulty participating in social activities and experience limited social inclusion (Lanovaz & Sladeczek, 2012). An intervention that has been demonstrated to quickly reduce moderate to high levels of vocal stereotypy in children with ASD and other intellectual disabilities is response interruption and redirection (RIRD). For effective implementation, a three step procedure is used (1) gaining the student’s attention at the onset of vocal stereotypy, (2) asking a question or placing a demand for a verbal response, and (3) reinforcing attempts at an appropriate verbal response. Implementation and troubleshooting guidelines will be shared.

Learning Objectives: 

a) describe the implementation steps for using the response interruption and redirection (RIRD) procedures to reduce vocal stereotypy 
b) plan and prepare for effective use of the RIRD strategy during group instruction or social settings
c) create a monitoring plan to ensure that the intervention is reducing vocal stereotypy and increasing functional communication
d) revise implementation plan using troubleshooting options if the intervention is not effective as initially designed


Jenny Wells

Associate Professor, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Wednesday December 2, 2015 4:30pm - 7:30pm PST
Salon F 1402 SW Naito Parkway Portland, OR 97201

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