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Spring 2021

Evidence-based Communication Strategies in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) -
A Contrarian's Perspective with Andy Bondy

Wednesday April 28, 2021 at 4-6 p.m. via Zoom.

Headshot image for Andy Bondy, Ph.D. of Pyramid Educational Consultants, Inc..

Andy Bondy, Ph.D.
Pyramid Educational Consultants, Inc.

Andy Bondy, Ph.D., will be presenting a talk titled: Evidence-based Communication Strategies in ASD - A Contrarian's Perspective as part of the Center for Autism Research & Education (CARE) and the MS in Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism Studies Guest Speaker Series.

Evidence-based Communication Strategies in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) - A Contrarian's Perspective Online Registration

About The Event

A core deficit in Autism Spectrum Disorder involves communication. Issues arise regarding specific target skills, prerequisite and sequential factors, specific teaching strategies and modality, especially when working with very young children with ASD.

This talk will review these issues, with particular emphasis on Skinner’s analysis of verbal behavior. We will review strategies both within and outside of the field of applied behavior analysis. We will review some recent concerns regarding modality selection (including the explosive use of SGDs) in terms of both logic and research regarding effective teaching strategies.

We also will review the type of evidence that supports various strategy packages as well as modalities. Finally, we will review several recent publications and point out what is still missing from the evidence-based literature.


This event is open to the public. BCBAs can earn 1.5 Type 2 (Learning) CEs.

If you are planning on receiving the 1.5 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) for the event, we will be using CEUHelper to sign attendees in and out, as well as deliver the CE Certificate after the event.

If you have not used CEUHelper before, please make sure you download the app prior to the event.


Please feel free to contact Rebecca Markovits: with any questions.

This event is co-sponsored by the UMass Lowell Interdisciplinary Minor in Disability Studies and the M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism Studies program.

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