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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

Important notes:  Your access begins at the time of purchase, not the time of log in.  Effective July 1, 2022, Florida Tech no longer offers extensions for CE courses; if you do not finish your course and need to repurchase, please contact us.  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.


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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)