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Functional Behavior Assessment

Functional Behavior Assessment

Learn how functional behavior assessment, a systematic set of strategies, can be used to determine the underlying function of purpose of a behavior. Learn how the data collected in this assessment can be used to create an intervention plan.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

Evidence-Based Practices

Picture Exchange Communication System

Picture Exchange Communication System

Learn about how the Picture Exchange Communication system is used to teach learners to communicate in a social context. Learn how this intervention can be used to improve communication, play, and behavioral skills.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

Evidence-Based Practices

La planificación de futuros para los estudiantes con el trastorno del espectro de autismo

La planificación de futuros para los estudiantes con el trastorno del espectro de autismo

La planificación para un estudiante con autismo en la vida postsecundaria es el enfoque aquí. Aprenda las respuestas a estas preguntas clave. ¿Qué es la planificación de futuros? ¿Cuándo debería comenzar? ¿Qué recursos y herramientas están disponibles para ayudar en el proceso?

Approx. 6 hours to complete

6 CE credits

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The Two Tiers of Eligibility

The Two Tiers of Eligibility

Part 3 of a series designed to help evaluation teams conduct best practices assessment of autism, this course examines the two tiers of eligibility, disability and adverse effect, required for special education services for students with autism in Texas.

Approx. 1 hour to complete

1 CE credits

Autism Assessment Toolkit

Social Skills and Autism

Social Skills and Autism

Focused on understanding the social skills differences of individuals on the autism spectrum, this course discusses what success looks like for all students and the impact that soft skills such as social skills can have on that success.

Approx. 6 hours to complete

6 CE credits

Literacy Instruction for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Literacy Instruction for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

In this course, you will first develop an understanding of the literacy needs of individuals with ASD as the foundation for framing their instruction. Using video examples, we will then share specific strategies for engaging individuals with ASD in increasing complex text and academic content, and supporting students in applying literacy skills to their social experiences.

Approx. 6 hours to complete

6 CE credits

Scripting

Scripting

Learn how to use scripting to provide learners with a verbal and/or written description about a specific skill or situation that serves as a model for the learner. Learn the main rationale for implementing this intervention.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

Evidence-Based Practices

Simple Strategies to Implement EBPs

Simple Strategies to Implement EBPs

Evidence-Based Practices (EBPs) in education are a requirement for educators working with any student. Not only is this part of state and federal regulations, it is best practice. This workshop investigates the use of simple strategies to use when training educators - strategies that are effective at developing and maintaining the use of EBPs in the classroom.

Approx. 6 hours to complete

6 CE credits

Report Writing

Report Writing

Part 6 of a series designed to help evaluation teams conduct best practices assessment of autism, this course examines the team process and workflow of writing a clear, concise, comprehensive report.

Approx. 1 hour to complete

1 CE credits

Autism Assessment Toolkit

Autism Spectrum Disorder and Assistive Technology: Organization

Autism Spectrum Disorder and Assistive Technology: Organization

Focused on understanding the common organizational challenges for students with ASD, this course describes the process and importance using feature matching to find the most appropriate technology tools to build to build student skills in this area of deficit.

Approx. 45 minutes to complete

0.75 CE credits

Assistive Technology

Autism Spectrum Disorder and Assistive Technology: Literacy Supports

Autism Spectrum Disorder and Assistive Technology: Literacy Supports

Focused on understanding common literacy barriers for students with ASD, this course describes the features of technology that help students overcome those barriers and build skills. It describes the process of using feature matching to find the most appropriate technology tools to build student skills in this area of deficit.

Approx. 45 minutes to complete

0.75 CE credits

Assistive Technology

Modeling

Modeling

Learn how modeling, the demonstration of a desired target behavior, results in the imitation of the behavior by the learner and how that leads to acquisition of the desired target behavior.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

Evidence-Based Practices

Extinction

Extinction

Learn how to use extinction, an applied behavior analysis procedure, to reduce or eliminate inappropriate, interfering behavior. It involves identifying the function of this behavior and then withdrawing the positive reinforcement that maintains that inappropriate behavior.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

Evidence-Based Practices

Pivotal Response Training

Pivotal Response Training

Learn how Pivotal Response Training, an applied behavior analysis technique, can be effective for developing communication, language, play, and social behaviors. Learn how this intervention builds on the learner’s initiative and interest. Learn how it enhances the pivotal learning variables: motivation, responding to multiple cues, self-management, and self-initiations of social interaction.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

Evidence-Based Practices

Autism Assessment in the Schools and the Law

Autism Assessment in the Schools and the Law

Part 1 of a series designed to help evaluation teams conduct best practices assessment of autism, this course provides information on the federal and state mandated rules for special education evaluation.

Approx. 1 hour to complete

1 CE credits

Autism Assessment Toolkit

Strategies for Working with Students with Autism in the General Education Setting

Strategies for Working with Students with Autism in the General Education Setting

This is a twelve part series of 30-minute courses presented by Dr. Amanda Boutot, BCBA. Designed for general educators, parents, administrators, paraprofessionals and others, the tips provide quick, practical strategies that can easily be implemented in the general education classroom.

Approx. 6 hours to complete

6 CE credits

12 courses

Evidence-Based Practices

Evidence-Based Practices

These 28 webinars, 30 -45 minutes in length, cover information on evidence-based practices (EBPs) as identified by the National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Approx. 14 hours to complete

14 CE credits

28 courses

Exercise

Exercise

Learn how exercise, a strategy that involves an increase in physical exertion, can be a means of reducing problem behaviors or increasing appropriate behavior while increasing physical fitness and motors skills.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

Evidence-Based Practices

Response Interruption/Redirection

Response Interruption/Redirection

Learn how to use response interruption/redirection (a prompt, comment, or other distractor) to divert the learner’s attention away from an interfering behavior and reduce its occurrence. Learn how this intervention can be particularly useful with persistent interfering behaviors that occur in the absence of other people, in a number of different settings, during a variety of tasks.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

Evidence-Based Practices

Working as a Transdisciplinary Team

Working as a Transdisciplinary Team

Part 5 of a series. This course examines the rationale, both legal and practical, for using transdisciplinary assessment with student with autism.

Approx. 1 hour to complete

1 CE credits

Autism Assessment Toolkit

Functional Communication Training

Functional Communication Training

Learn how this intervention, a positive behavior support, is designed to reduce problem behaviors by replacing them with meaningful, functional, and effective communication behaviors or skills.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

Evidence-Based Practices

Get to Know the Student

Get to Know the Student

Dr. Boutot address the importance of getting to know your student with autism. This is key to developing a trusting, respectful relationship with that person and their families. The better you know the student the better you can help meet their needs.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

General Education Strategies

Differential Reinforcement

Differential Reinforcement

Learn how this intervention is used to reinforce desired behaviors, while inappropriate behavior are ignored. This special application of reinforcement is designed to reduce the occurrence of inappropriate or interfering behaviors (e.g., tantrums, aggression, self-injury, stereotypic behavior).

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

Evidence-Based Practices

Task Analysis

Task Analysis

Task analysis is the process of breaking a skill into smaller, more manageable steps in order to teach the skill. Learn why and when to use this intervention. Learn how it can lead to skill mastery and independences.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

Evidence-Based Practices

Formal and Informal Assessment of ASD

Formal and Informal Assessment of ASD

Part 4 of a series. This course examines the importance of the evaluation team; information to be gathered from interviews with the student, parents, and teachers; and formal and informal assessments.

Approx. 1.5 hours to complete

1.5 CE credits

Autism Assessment Toolkit

Understanding the Autism Supplement

Understanding the Autism Supplement

This webinar explains the history behind the Commissioner’s Rule Related to Autism TAC 89.1055(e) Content of the Individualized Education Program (IEP), sometimes referred to as the Autism Supplement. Each of the 11 strategies identified in the Autism Supplement will be discussed with regards to identifying student need, documenting pertinent information in the FIE, and meeting compliance requirements.

Approx. 1 hour to complete

1 CE credits

Supporting a Successful Transition to Adulthood for Students with Autism

Supporting a Successful Transition to Adulthood for Students with Autism

This "mini-course" has curated interview answers from Erik Carter, Ph.D. on the subject of transition and supporting students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

Developing Effective Recommendations

Developing Effective Recommendations

Part 7 of a series. This course discusses the assessment process from evaluation to intervention, specifically the need to provide team written recommendations which lead to observable, measurable goals included in the student’s IEP.

Approx. 1 hour to complete

1 CE credits

Autism Assessment Toolkit

Self-Management

Self-Management

Self-management interventions help learners with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) learn to independently regulate their own behaviors and act appropriately in a variety of home, school, and community-based situations. Learn how these interventions teach students with autism to discriminate between appropriate and inappropriate behaviors, how to properly monitor and record their won behaviors, and how to reward themselves for behaving appropriately.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

Evidence-Based Practices

Autism Spectrum Disorder and Assistive Technology

Autism Spectrum Disorder and Assistive Technology

This series examines the common challenges for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders in the areas of organization, social, literacy, and writing and offers assistive technology devices and supports that may help students succeed.

Approx. 3 hours to complete

3 CE credits

4 courses

Use Instructional Strategies that Promote Successful Learning

Use Instructional Strategies that Promote Successful Learning

Students with autism may struggle with learning material in the same way as their typical peers. Like other students, their learning needs will be unique and varied. In this tip, Dr. Boutot describes an information processing model showing how students learn. Breakdowns in the process can occur along any part of the model and she shares strategies to improve each part of the model to improve student output.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

General Education Strategies

Communication: The Power of Communication for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Communication: The Power of Communication for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Communication, one of the core challenges for students with autism, has the power to impact everything a student does. This course will provide information on how communication develops and the intervention approaches that support the development of these skills in students with autism.

Approx. 6 hours to complete

6 CE credits

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Foundational

Autismo 101: Las 10 piezas principales del rompecabezas

Autismo 101: Las 10 piezas principales del rompecabezas

Proporciona una descripción general del trastorno del espectro autista que incluye las características que lo definen, su impacto en diferentes áreas de desarrollo y los enfoques efectivos de la intervención basados ​​en la investigación.

Approx. 6 hours to complete

6 CE credits

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