Wednesday September 16, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
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Northeast Christian Church 
990 Star Shoot Parkway
Lexington,, KY 40509

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Brandi Carroll 
Central Kentucky Educational Cooperative 

Language of Emotions 

Speaker: Dr. Andy Bondy                            

Target Audience: Any school staff


In this workshop, we will review tradition approaches to teaching children with disabilities to communicate about their emotions as well as respond to such language from other people.  Participants will be asked to consider how they currently teach various lessons related to emotions and then to incorporate B.F. Skinner’s analysis into the design of effective lessons.  These lessons may involve young children or teenagers and adults who continue to have difficulty with this topic.  We will also look at a very important part of language that helps communicative partners better understand the perspective of someone who is attempting to communicate.  We will review why this area is so difficult for those with disabilities and suggest teaching strategies that may lead to successful acquisition of these complex language skills. 


Session Outcomes:

  • Describe how children typically learn to comment about “private events”
  • Understand the type of information adults respond to when teaching children to tell us about their emotions, and what may be missing for children with autism.
  • Why traditional approaches to teaching “the language of emotions” may not be effective and how they can be improved
  • How to both take advantage of existing emotional displays and how to create situations that are likely to induce such feelings.
  • Why it is not really easy to teach “really” 


( For 6.5 CEU credits to be awarded, this session will begin at 8:00 and end at 4:00).


PGES Connections: 1b, 2a, 3a – 3e

EILA: Yes 

If you need ADA accommodations, please email Brandi Carroll at brandi@cksec.org.


Please note that CKSEC accepts Purchase Orders and checks as forms of payment, for auditing purposes, we can not accept cash. 

Be sure to confirm with PO # prior to registration. 


At CKSEC, we love kids and families! Unfortunately, due to liability issues and professional decorum, children and other family members or friends are not permitted to attend our trainings.

Please get permission from CKEC prior to video or audio recording a portion or all of a CKEC session. 

Please dress in layers as it can be difficult to adjust the temperature.

Attendance Policy:

If you register to attend a session, but find you are unable to attend, please cancel your registration as early as possible. Space is limited and by canceling you will allow others to benefit from these highly qualified professional development opportunities. A fee could be assessed for no shows.

Districts will be notified of those who registered and did not attend or did not cancel prior to be session.