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BEHP1059: Increasing the Length of Utterance in Children with Autism is a Course

BEHP1059: Increasing the Length of Utterance in Children with Autism

Time limit: 60 days
3 credits

$39 Enroll

Full course description

Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes
Credit: 3 Learning BACB CEs

Vincent J. Carbone, Ed.D., BCBA-D

Course Description: Presents B.F. Skinner's natural science approach to analyzing the development of grammar and morphosyntactic structure. A guide for teaching these skills to children who don’t acquire them typically is offered through discussion, data presentation and video illustration. 


  • Understand traditional versus behavioral approaches to language development
  • Learn mean length utterance (MLU) as a measure of language development
  • Understand behavioral analysis of increasing complexity of verbal behavior, including the autoclitic
  • List problems of increasing MLU without meeting prerequisites

Keywords: Mean length utterance, autism, verbal behavior, Skinner, language, autoclitic

Rating: This course is recommended for individuals who work with children with autism. Background knowledge of Skinner’s analysis of verbal behavior is recommended, but not required.            

Access: 60 days from the date and time of registration

Note: The 60-day access begins at the time of purchase, not the time of log in; purchasing multiple course subscriptions will not extend your access. 

Effective July 1, 2022, Florida Tech will no longer offer extensions for new purchases.  Purchases made prior to this date will be eligible for an extension per the previous policy:

Effective July 23, 2018, each ABA Learning (type-2) on-demand CE course may be extended a maximum of three times within six months of the original course purchase. After six months from the original date of purchase, the course will need to be purchased again. 


For more information, to request an extension, or if you experience problems when registering, please email us at

Important note:  If you are taking this course to maintain your BACB certification, you will need to write your certification number on your certificate of completion, as the BACB requires that your certificate of completion includes your certification number.

Refund Policy

No refunds are provided once the course is accessed.

These workshops are presented in partnership between the Florida Tech ABA Online program and ABA Technologies, Inc. ABA Technologies, Inc., is a BACB-approved provider of type-2 continuing education hours (provider number: OP-02-0023)