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Role of the SLP in a Verbal Behavior Classroom

March 8, 2023 | 2:00 PM CST | 60 minutes

The SLP plays an integral role as a multidisciplinary team member in a Verbal Behavior (VB) classroom. This training will provide and overview of VB, as well as suggestions for collaboration with team members within a VB classroom. The similarities between VB and speech therapy will also be discussed.

Presenter Information


Presenter: Marcy Pendleton, Regional Speech Therapy Supervisor

Relevant Financial Relationship: Marcy is employed by and receives a salary from Misericordia University.

Relevant Non-Financial Relationship: Marcy has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose

Presenter Biography: Marcy J. Pendleton received a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2003 and a Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Bloomsburg University in 2005. She is a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Marcy primarily practices in a private special education school for students with autism spectrum disorder and emotional support. She has a wide range of experience and a strong knowledge base in providing skilled treatment to individuals with complex behavioral and educational challenges. She also has extensive knowledge in assessing and recommending Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) systems. Marcy is an adjunct faculty member in the speech-language pathology department at Misericordia University teaching the course Communication Disorders in Autism.

Session Information



  • Introduction (3 minutes)
  • Correlation between VB operants and speech/language areas (15 minutes)
  • The SLPs role in implementation of VB (15 minutes)
  • Working as a multi-disciplinary team member in a VB classroom (15 minutes)
  • Recap (3 minutes)
  • Q&A (9 minutes)

Learner Outcomes

  • Identify the SLPs role in administration of the Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (VBMAPP)
  • Identify at least 3 verbal operants
  • Identify at least 2 components of verbal behavior that are relevant to the practice of speech and language pathologists

Cost: Free

Audience: Assistants, Early Career Professionals, Related Professionals, Speech-language Pathologists

Topic Area: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Language and Learning in School-Age Individuals

ASHA CEU Information


ASHA CEU Requirements: Must complete the post webinar assessment with 80% accuracy. Unlimited attempts are allowed. Partial credit is not available. The Assessment must be completed within one week of the end of the session. (End of Day - 3/15/23)

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Refund: Refunds are not available for free sessions.