Instructor: Mark Sundberg
Mark L. Sundberg received his doctoral degree in applied behavior analysis from Western Michigan University (1980) under the direction of Dr. Jack Michael. Dr. Sundberg serves on the board of directors of the B. F. Skinner Foundation. He is the author of the Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (the VB-MAPP) and the co-author of The ABLLS, Teaching Language to Children with Autism or Other Developmental Disabilities and A Collection of Reprints on Verbal Behavior. He has published over 45 professional papers, including a chapter titled "Verbal Behavior" in Cooper, Heron and Heward (2007).
He is the founder and past editor of the journal The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, two-time past president of the Northern California Association for Behavior Analysis, past chair of the publication board of ABAI and a member of the committee that develops the BACB task lists. Dr. Sundberg has given over 500 conference presentations and workshops, and taught 80 college courses on behavior analysis, verbal behavior, sign language and child development. He is a licensed psychologist in private practice who consults for programs and classrooms that serve children with autism in the San Francisco Bay area. His awards include the 2001 Distinguished Psychology Department Alumnus Award from Western Michigan University.
Classes by this instructor
B.F. SKINNER'S ANALYSIS OF VERBAL BEHAVIOR, PART 1. - BEHP1024 Covers the first five chapters of Skinner's (1957) "Verbal Behavior." Compares Skinner's analysis of language with traditional treatments. Reviews the basic elements for verbal behavior research. Points out the similarity of basic principles between verbal and nonverbal behavior. Presents the elementary verbal operants with practice exercises on how to classify (name, tact, intraverbal) samples of verbal behavior.July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022, Canvas 2
B.F. SKINNER'S ANALYSIS OF VERBAL BEHAVIOR, PART 2. - BEHP1025 Continues BEHP1024. Covers advanced topics from chapters 6 through 17. Includes the role of the listener in verbal interactions and Skinner's analysis of private events. Defines radical behaviorism. Presents multiple control, the autoclitic and Skinner's analysis of self-editing. Offers timely suggestions on empirical research relevant to Skinner's analysis of verbal behavior.July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022, Canvas 2
APPLICATIONS OF VERBAL BEHAVIOR: LANGUAGE ASSESSMENT - BEHP1026 Presents a language assessment program (VB-MAPP) based on Skinner's analysis of verbal behavior and language acquisition milestones of typically developing children. Provides a baseline level of performance, a direction for intervention, a system to track skill acquisition, a tool for outcome measures and a framework for curriculum planning. Includes measurable and developmentally sequenced skills in the VB-MAPP and also balances those skills across the verbal operants and other related skills.July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022, Canvas 2
APPLICATIONS OF VERBAL BEHAVIOR: LANGUAGE INTERVENTION - BEHP1027 Teaches how to develop and implement a language intervention program based on results of a VB-MAPP assessment. Focuses first on an early learner and basic elements of a verbal behavior intervention program followed by program recommendations for an advanced child. Also covers issues regarding augmentative communication systems,data collection, daily schedules, program designs, generalization and teaching procedures for both discrete trial training and natural environment training.July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022, Canvas 2
B.F. SKINNER'S VERBAL BEHAVIOR TUTORIAL - BEHP1028 Comprises an online tutorial of B.F. Skinner's classic (1957) "Verbal Behavior." Reviews Skinner's analysis of language and presents the basic verbal operants with practice exercises designed to teach how to classify samples of verbal behavior. Also presents advanced topics of radical behaviorism. Includes the role of the listener in verbal interactions, Skinner's examination of private events, issues of multiple control. the autoclitic and self-editing.July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022, CourseWebs
CONDUCTING LANGUAGE ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTION: THE VB-MAPP - BEHP1029 Presents the VB-MAPP (2008) as a practical and powerful tool based on Skinner's analysis of verbal behavior and language acquisition milestones of typically developing children. Reviews the VB-MAPP, including both the assessment and intervention procedures. Teaches how the VB-MAPP provides performance baseline, intervention direction, tracking of skill acquisition, outcome measurement, and a curriculum planning framework.July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022, CourseWebs
VERBAL BEHAVIOR: FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE - BEHP1030 Reviews B.F. Skinner's classic (1957) "Verbal Behavior" in detail. Includes the verbal operants and more advanced topics of radical behaviorism. Presents the listener's role, private events, the autoclitic and self-editing. Also presents the behaviorally based VB-MAPP (2008) using language acquisition milestones of typically developing children. Teaches practitioners assessment and intervention procedures for children with autism and others with language delays.July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022, CourseWebs
JERRY SHOOK - VISIONARY AND FOUNDER OF THE BEHAVIOR ANALYST CERTIFICATION BOARD - BEHP1125 Presents a compilation of an interview by Mark Sundberg and reflections of many individuals (Richard Malott, James Carr, Judith Favell, Jim Johnston, Neil Martin, Paolo Moderato, Sharon Chien, Jane Howard, Jose Martinez-Diaz and others) to commemorate Dr. Shook's outstanding contributions to the field of behavior analysis. Includes Dr. Shook's background, the history of the BACB, international expansion, autism work and university influence, as well as future challenges for the field.