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PEPSA Making Learning Fun


Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EST)

PEPSA Making Learning Fun

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6 BCBA CEUs Nov 7, 2018 $90.00 $7.07
6 Social Work, Mental Health, M&F CEUs Nov 7, 2018 $90.00 $7.07
6 In-Service Points Nov 7, 2018 Free $0.00
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Making Learning Fun


Presenter:  Steve Ward, MA., BCBA 

Steve Ward, MA., BCBA has a broad range of experience.   Over the past 25 years, he has worked as Lead Behavior Analyst for a center school, worked in the CABAS system, and learned the Verbal Behavior Approach and Precision Teaching from leaders in each area.   Steve draws from this "deep well" to design individually tailored interventions to address problem behaviors and to teach a wide variety of important skills, such as daily living, language, leisure, and academics.  But Steve's primary interest is in improving the efficiency of instruction and student quality of life by teaching foundational learner repertoires and social interest.  He has authored several books in these areas and conducts trainings around the world.

Training Description

Learning doesn’t have to be painful. Learners interested in their programming, demonstrating “steam”, learn more quickly and require fewer unnatural reinforcers, such as points, candy, or iPad time.

Steve Ward will discuss how to make learning fun from a number of perspectives. First, he will discuss how to establish pivotal repertoires, such as the development of attention as a reinforcer. Attention is a natural consequence of social behavior and, if effective as a reinforcer, will contribute to the natural emergence of a variety of social behaviors.

Second, Steve will review a variety of popular instructional targets and discuss some options for teaching those targets in fun ways. Some of these options are specific to a particular target, such as the use of Scavenger Hunts to address reading comprehension. Others provide generic templates through which any content can be practiced, such as “Jeopardy” or “Intraverbal Pursuit”.

Finally, Steve will describe benefits and methods of teaching a variety of specific games. Participants will be guided through processes for planning fun instructional activities for a student they know, and will practice gauging learner interest.

Training Objectives:
At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

1. List at least 3 benefits of student interest in instruction.
2. Describe at least 2 ways to distinguish an interested learner from an uninterested learner.
3. List at least 3 skills targeted in each of at least 3 specific games.
4. Create an activity likely to teach at least one skill relevant to their students in a manner likely to be fun.
5. List at least 3 fun contexts likely to enhance peer interactions.


* 6 BCBA CEUs will be available. ($90 pre-registration; $120 onsite per day). 

* 6 In-service Points available


 ** All participants will be required to purchase online a visitor parking pass prior to attending the event. Please purchase your Temporary Parking pass in advance at:


If you require any additional information about this training, please contact: Mercedes Pagano, 561-212-8058 or


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FAU MacArthur Campus
Adm Auditorium
5353 Parkside Dr.
Jupiter, FL 33458

Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EST)

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