Instructor: Nancy Champlin
||Biography:the owner, founder, and chief executive officerof five ACI Learning Centers, located in Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. Nancy holds degrees in elementary education, learning disabilities and early childhood special education; she received her board certification in 2004. She has over 35 years' experience working with individuals with autism and other developmental delays. She has developed teaching curricula that correspond with the ABLLS-R and the VB-MAPP and is the co-author of The Pretend Play and Language Assessment and Curriculum (PPLAC). She has lectured and trained professionals and parents locally and internationally in applied behavior analysis and has conducted and presented research on a behavioral approach to teaching play skills to children with autism.|
Classes by this instructor
Examining Independent and Sociodramatic Pretend Play Skills In Typically Developing Children - BEHP1218 Explores independent and sociodramatic play as a distinct domain because of the systematic relationships with other developmental domains. Examines how children acquire various skills critical to their development through play, including language and social skills. Explains how the long-term effects of an impoverished play repertoire are observed in social interactions later in life. Provides data and video examples of independent and sociodramatic play and language skills of typically developing children ages 2-1/2 to 5 years old.
Teaching a Sequence of Play Actions and Corresponding Vocalizations Using PlayTubs (TM) - BEHP1219 Describes the importance of play to a child's development and its identification as one of the core deficits in children diagnosed with autism,often described as lacking in symbolic qualities and flexibility. Explores the impact of evidence-based play interventions on future communication and language skills, cognitive functioning and social interactions for individuals with autism and other developmental delays. Describes the development of PlayTubs to increase appropriate independent and sociodramatic play skills.July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022, Canvas 2